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14:38 Jan 25, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
Agriculture / agriculture
French term or phrase: laitues montees
le pavillon de legumes presentait monuments de laitues montees - dites romaines - de poireaux...
Jenny12
Local time: 22:25
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1Romaine lettuce, in the US
Hermeneutica
4 +1towering leaf lettuce/ or columnar leaf lettluceBOB DE DENUS
4 -2flowering/blooming lettuces
Yves Georges


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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -2
flowering/blooming lettuces


Explanation:
a lettuce is said to be "montée" when it started to grow a stem in order to flower.
It's taste becomes then very bitter

HTH

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Note added at 2002-01-25 17:26:07 (GMT)
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romaine lettuce has a perfectly round aspect like cabbage when young then changes more or less to a rose aspect (shape only size and color excluded of course !) befor starting to grow a stem and blooming.


    my modest knowledge
Yves Georges
France
Local time: 23:25
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Lucien Marcelet: not in this case Yves
1 hr
  -> do you mean that montées means assembled together like a "pièce montée" (eg a Saint Honoré) ? might be possibleafter all

disagree  Guereau: Sinon ça serait "montées en graines"
4 hrs
  -> j'ai 52 ans et depuis toujours chez moi (mais ça doit être local), on parle de salades montées tout court , avant de faire des graines une plante ça fleurit mais ça aussi ça doit être local !
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34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
towering leaf lettuce/ or columnar leaf lettluce


Explanation:
I know of cos lettuce = romaine
It does have a towering sort of leaves

I think the author is writing metaphorically and he is saying something to the fact:
The vegetable pavillon presented monuments of towering leaf lettuce known as Cos lettuce or romaine lettuce

romaine lettuce
Hailing from the Greek island of Cos, romaine has upright clusters of big, crunchy leaves that are exceptionally crisp.

Syn.
cos lettuce
A variety ((...)) of lettuce having long spoon-shaped leaves with large midribs and columnar heads.
Note : Oblong head fairly loose at the top. The leaf is rather stiff and not very suitable for eating raw.
cos
romaine
Note : A foot-long head of deep green, oval leaves with paler leaves in the center. Romaine is sweet and mild-tasting.

Autre langue
Lactuca sativa var. longifolia (Latin)
Note : ((Dans la source citée, l'entrée se lit comme suit :)) Lactuca sativa var. longifolia Lam. ((Lam. : abréviation pour Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre Monnet Lamark)).
Lactuca var. romana (Latin)
Note : ((Dans la source citée, l'entrée se lit comme suit :)) Lactuca romana Gars.


laitue romaine n f
Contexte :
Les laitues romaines ont une pomme haute et des feuilles croquantes.

Syn.
romaine n f
Contexte : Les romaines offrent une pomme oblongue ressemblant à un chicon.


BOB DE DENUS
Local time: 08:25
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Meri Buettner: seems right in context
2 mins

agree  DPolice
28 mins

disagree  Lucien Marcelet: it does not appear to fit in the context.
1 hr

neutral  Yves Georges: I don't know any romaine lettuce having this aspect except when they start blooming
2 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Romaine lettuce, in the US


Explanation:
Without any doubt whatsoever. Essential for your average Caesar Salad.

Hermeneutica
Switzerland
Local time: 23:25
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lucien Marcelet: with croutons and Romano cheese mmmmmmm
48 mins

disagree  Meri Buettner: then you would write romaine twice ? of Romaine lettuce - known as Romaine ! I would say of cos lettuce as suggested above known as Romaine -
18 hrs
  -> No, I wouldn´t.I would say "monuments made of Romaine lettuces, also leeks ..." Cos lettuces are different, believe me, I know what I see in the shops. Cos is not known as Romaine because it IS NOT Romaine.

agree  French Foodie
1286 days
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