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SALAD (Med. Lat. salala, salted, pickled, salare, to sprinkle with salt), a dish, originally dressed with salt, of green uncooked herbs, such as lettuce, endive, mustard, cress, etc., usually served with a flavouring of onion, garlic or leeks, and with a dressing of vinegar, oil, mustard, pepper and salt, or with a cream, for which there are many receipts; hard-boited eggs, radishes and cucumber are also added.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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