|1.||a dish of raw vegetables, such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc, served as a separate course with cold meat, eggs, etc, or as part of a main course|
|2.||any dish of cold vegetables or fruit: potato salad; fruit salad|
|3.||any green vegetable used in such a dish, esp lettuce|
|[C15: from Old French salade, from Old Provençal salada, from salar to season with salt, from Latin sal salt]|
any of a wide variety of dishes that fall into the following principal categories: green salads; vegetable salads; salads of pasta, legumes, or grains; mixed salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. Most salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as German potato salad, are served hot
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