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corn salad

noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, of the valerian family, especially V. locusta (or V. olitoria), having small light blue flowers and tender, narrow leaves eaten in salads.
Also called lamb's lettuce, mache.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for corn-salad

corn salad

noun
1.
any valerianaceous plant of the genus Valerianella, esp the European species V. locusta, which often grows in cornfields and whose leaves are sometimes used in salads Also called lamb's lettuce
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corn salad

(species Valerianella locusta), weedy plant of the family Valerianaceae, native to southern Europe but widespread in grainfields in Europe and North America. It has been used locally as a salad green and as an herb

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