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[mes-kluh n] /ˈmɛs klən/
a salad consisting especially of young, tender mixed greens.
Origin of mesclun
1985-90; < French, < mescler to mix
Can be confused
mescaline, mesclun. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Warm this salad slightly and serve small spoonfuls on crisp arugula or mesclun greens as an appetizer.
  • Serve it with a mesclun salad from the supermarket, invigorated with strongly flavored herbs and greens.
  • We order spit-roasted pork and eat mesclun salads and wear loud shirts.
  • The local natural-food supermarket was selling mache, and it promised to be a refreshing change from the ubiquitous mesclun.
  • It is not finding a chef or guests or organic mesclun.

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