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Lettuce (Lacuca Sativa)

The Romans ate a lot of lettuce, and the name is derived from their word for milk, 'lac' - describing the white milky substance coming from their stalk when they're first cut.

Old fashioned varieties had narcotic properties, and bitter types might still possess a little of this, but generally this has been bred out. See under individual types.

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