leaf lettuce

a type of lettuce having loosely clustered, often curled leaves that are sometimes tinged with red.
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leaf lettuce

1. distinguished by leaves having curled or incised leaves forming a loose rosette that does not develop into a compact head 
2. lettuce with loosely curled leaves that do not form a compact head 
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Example sentences
Thoroughly wash and dry the green leaf lettuce and parsley.
Varieties grown include head lettuce, leaf lettuce, and romaine.
Place leaf lettuce in rolls, add lobster mix, and serve.
Leafhoppers may also damage head lettuce directly, although leaf lettuce is
  less sensitive.
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