[let-is] /ˈlɛt ɪs/
a cultivated plant, Lactuca sativa, occurring in many varieties and having succulent leaves used for salads.
any species of Lactuca.
Slang. U.S. dollar bills; greenbacks.
any of various plants of the genus Lactuca, esp L. sativa, which is cultivated in many varieties for its large edible leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
the leaves of any of these varieties, which are eaten in salads
any of various plants that resemble true lettuce, such as lamb’s lettuce and sea lettuce
late 13c., probably from Old French laitues, plural of laitue “lettuce,” from Latin lactuca “lettuce,” from lac (genitive lactis) “milk” (see lactation); so called for the milky juice of the plant.
Money, esp paper money; cabbage: That’s a lot of lettuce/ the man who nipped all this lettuce from the Playboy patch (1929+)
[let-uhp] /ˈlɛtˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. cessation; pause; relief.
[let-se-boor-guh sh] /ˈlɛt sɛˌbur gəʃ/ noun 1. a Germanic dialect that is the native language of most of the people of Luxembourg.
[le-oo] /ˈlɛ ʊ/ noun, plural lei [ley] /leɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a coin and monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani. Abbreviation: L. Biochemistry. 1. . /ˈleɪuː/ noun (pl) lei (leɪ) 1. the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani n. monetary unit of Romania, introduced 1867, literally “lion.” Monetary […]
1. variant of before a vowel: leucemia. leuc- pref. Variant of leuko-.