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Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an annual plant of the aster or sunflower family Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians who turned it from a weed, whose seeds were used to produce oil, into a plant grown for its leaves. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans, the latter of whom gave it the name "lactuca", from which the English "lettuce" is ultimately derived. By 50 AD, multiple types were described, and lettuce appeared often in medieval writings, including several herbals. The 16th through 18th centuries saw the development of many varieties in Europe, and by the mid-18th century cultivars were described that can still be found in gardens. Europe and North America originally dominated the market for lettuce, but by the late 1900s the consumption of lettuce had spread throughout the world.

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Lactuca sativa
Lactuca sativa, la lechuga, es una planta anual propia de las regiones semi-templadas, que se cultiva con fines alimentarios. Debido a las muchas variedades que existen, y a su cultivo cada vez mayor en invernaderos, se puede consumir durante todo el año. Normalmente se toma cruda, como ingrediente de ensaladas y otros platos, pero ciertas variedades, sobre todo las de origen chino, poseen una textura más robusta y por ello se emplean cocidas.

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Laitue cultivée
La laitue, laitue cultivée ou salade est une plante annuelle appartenant au genre Lactuca de la famille des Astéracées, largement cultivée pour ses feuilles tendres consommées comme légume, généralement crues en salade.

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Sallat (Lactuca sativa) är en art i familjen korgblommiga växter. Man äter sallat både rå i, till exempel sallader, och tillagad. Lac i det latinska namnet betyder mjölk efter plantans mjölkaktiga saft.

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