Definition of Lactuca
1. Noun. An herb with milky juice: lettuce; prickly lettuce.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Lettuce, Common Lettuce, Garden Lettuce, Lactuca Sativa, Cos Lettuce, Lactuca Sativa Longifolia, Romaine Lettuce, Head Lettuce, Lactuca Sativa Capitata
Definition of Lactuca
1. n. A genus of composite herbs, several of which are cultivated for salad; lettuce.
Medical Definition of Lactuca
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Literary usage of Lactuca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1869)
"lactuca elongata, Muhl., is now generally described as a variety of L. Canadensis, Lin., under which name all the different forms of lactuca are comprised ..."
2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1820)
"lactuca perennis is called a hardy perennial, but being a native of the southern parts of Europe, is liable to be destroyed by frost, especially if not ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"796. 1753. lactuca elongata Muhl. ; Willd. Sp. Pl. 1525. 1804. lactuca ... June-Sept. is described as differing from this by yellow rays. lactuca ..."
4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Francis Wall Oliver, Marian (Balfour) Busk (1895)
"... with regard to the sun that they remind one forcibly of the Australian acacias. Many Composites, especially the widely-distributed Wild Lettuce (lactuca ..."
5. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"lactuca integri/olia Bigel. Fl. Bost. Ed. 2, 287 (1824), not Nutt. (1818). 4314. ... 4316. lactuca spicata integrifolia (A. Gray) Britton. lactuca ..."