English Online Dictionary. What means salad? What does salad mean?
- sallet [16th-19th c.]
From Middle English salade, from Old French salade, borrowed from Northern Italian salada, salata (compare insalata), from Vulgar Latin *salāta, from *salāre, from Latin saliō, from sal (“salt”). Vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings during Roman times.
- IPA(key): /ˈsæləd/
- enPR: SAH-luhd
salad (countable and uncountable, plural salads)
- A food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise.
- A raw vegetable of the kind used in salads.
- Ladas, S.D. Ala., daals
From English salad, borrowed from French salade, borrowed from Northern Italian salada, salata, from Vulgar Latin *salāta, from *salāre, from Latin saliō, from sal (“salt”).
- Hyphenation: sa‧lad
- (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of salar.