salad - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    a food containing a mixture of raw vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, usually served with a salad dressing

    a pasta salad

    toss a salad (=mix it together with a salad dressing):

    Lightly toss the salad with the vinaigrette.

  2. 2
    food that has been cut into small pieces and mixed together, usually with a sauce, and served cold

    an egg salad sandwich

    a fruit salad