One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lettuce of a variety with crisp narrow leaves that form a tall head.
- ‘The Caesar salad was nice, with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and crisp garlicky croutons in a lemony vinaigrette.’
- ‘Meanwhile, rip up the romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.’
- ‘The romaine was crisp and full of bite, the vinaigrette was tangy but not overpowering and the freshly shaved Parmesan bound it all together in perfect harmony.’
- ‘The most colorful vegetables (spinach or romaine lettuce rather than iceberg, for example) pack the most punch.’
- ‘Turn over a new leaf with romaine, radicchio, arugula, bok choy, watercress, frisée and mesclun (a mix of baby lettuce leaves) and mix them.’
- ‘Sturdy lettuces like romaine make great wraps, too, and there's no better filling than Korean barbecue.’
- ‘He had made a light salad of romaine lettuce, almond slivers and raisins in a wine vinegar dressing to start.’
- ‘Even a romaine wedge arrives in interesting form, its blue cheese dressing set off by cucumbers topped with a jalapeño-pickled olive relish.’
- ‘We were pleasantly surprised: the romaine was crisp and cold, the dressing light and tangy.’
- ‘Start with dark-green lettuce (such as romaine or red leaf), and choose vine-ripened tomatoes for the most flavor.’
- ‘But spinach is as close as most people get to dark leafy greens, and some never get beyond romaine lettuce.’
- ‘A slick of house-made dressing over crisp romaine balances fragrant garlic and anchovies with the tang of lemon.’
- ‘Place the romaine lettuce, avocado, cabbage, onion rings and chicken in a large bowl and toss all ingredients to mix well.’
- ‘Is romaine lettuce standard for a chef's salad?’
- ‘Determined chefs go out of their way to find the freshest, most tender heads of romaine lettuce available.’
- ‘The romaine doesn't conflict with the other ingredients, as it's a very subtle-tasting green.’
- ‘Rina stabbed some romaine lettuce with her fork.’
- ‘It doesn't take much to turn a head of romaine or a prepacked bag of greens into a gourmet first course.’
- ‘Even better, chow down on good sources of folate: spinach, romaine lettuce, broccoli, orange juice and green peas.’
- ‘These assortments of easy-to-use greens include small, colorful favorites like romaine and green leaf lettuce and radicchio.’
Early 20th century: from French, feminine of romain ‘Roman’.
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