One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A red or green variety of lettuce which has leaves with serrated edges and a slightly bitter taste.
- ‘I had a side salad of rocket, chard, oak leaf lettuce and balsamic vinegar, which was very over-salted.’
- ‘Also for dinner we have 3 tiny baby carrots which I pulled up out of my pot (leaving more room for the rest to grow bigger) and some really nice oak leaf lettuce.’
- ‘To start I had the Greek salad of cos and oak leaf lettuce, red and yellow peppers, paper thin red onion slices, creamy feta cheese and a herb and mustard vinaigrette.’
- ‘These were a green oak leaf variety, whereas all the other lettuces have been red oak leaf.’
- ‘In its place, yellowing lamb's lettuce and blackening oak leaf lettuce, both fit for the bin, were mixed in with frizzy endive and watery grated daikon-type radish.’
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