1. [syn: salad burnet, burnet bloodwort, pimpernel, Poterium sanguisorba]
2. leaves sometimes used for salad;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Salad \Sal"ad\ (s[a^]l"ad), n. [F. salade, OIt. salata, It.
insalata, fr. salare to salt, fr. L. sal salt. See Salt,
and cf. Slaw.]
1. A preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water
cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar,
oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other
food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc.
Leaves eaten raw are termed salad. --I. Watts.
2. A dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or
lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and
seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments;
as, chicken salad; lobster salad.
Salad burnet (Bot.), the common burnet (Poterium
Sanguisorba), sometimes eaten as a salad in Italy.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves
that are sometimes used for salads [syn: salad burnet,
burnet bloodwort, pimpernel, Poterium sanguisorba]
2: leaves sometimes used for salad