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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALAD

The lotus is a leguminous plant—so excellent for the salad—not for the roast.

Any salad dressing that is preferred may be served with them.

If the salad is large more oil and more juice should be used.

Fill your salad bowl with the crisp leaves, from which the flowerhead has been plucked.

Here is a salad that would have intrigued the palate of Lucullus, himself.

On the way back they stopped at the bridge and gathered cress for their salad.

In ten minutes' fast boiling they will be hard enough for salad.

They could all have lived on salad, would have treated themselves to tubfuls.

Stir them well together, then put in four spoonfuls of salad oil, and one spoonful of elder vinegar, and beat them up very smooth.

Salad herbs should be gathered in the morning, as fresh as possible, or they must be put into cold spring water for an hour.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French salade (14c.), from Vulgar Latin *salata, literally "salted," short for herba salata "salted vegetables" (vegetables seasoned with brine, a popular Roman dish), from fem. past participle of *salare "to salt," from Latin sal (genitive salis) "salt" (see salt (n.)).

Dutch salade, German Salat, Swedish salat, Russian salat are from Romanic languages. Salad days, "time of youthful inexperience" (perhaps on notion of "green") is first recorded 1606 in Shakespeare and probably owes its survival, if not its existence, to him. Salad bar first attested 1940, American English.

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