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Romaine is the American term for the long-leaved lettuce usually known to British-speakers as the cos lettuce. It probably arose from the fact that Rome was its first main port of call on its way from its original home in the eastern Mediterranean to western Europe. Hence the Italians call it lattuga romana and the French laitue romaine (source of English romaine), while the earliest English term for it, dating from the beginning of the seventeenth century, was Roman lettuce.

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