Anishinaabe Word of The Day

Lettuce (aniibiishens)
Actually means SMALL LEAF

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an annual plant of the family Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Lettuce is most often used for salads, although it is also seen in other kinds of food, such as soups, sandwiches and wraps; it can also be grilled.[3] One variety, celtuce (asparagus lettuce), is grown for its stems, which are eaten either raw or cooked. In addition to its main use as a leafy green, it has also gathered religious and medicinal significance over centuries of human consumption. Europe and North America originally dominated the market for lettuce, but by the late 20th century the consumption of lettuce had spread throughout the world. As of 2021, world production of lettuce and chicory was 27 million tonnes, 53 percent of which came from China.[4]


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  1. a leaf
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aniibiishibag ni a leaf

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mamaangibagaa vii there are big leaves; it has big leaves

Paired with: mamaangibagizi vai

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Paired with: mamaangibagaa vii

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wiigwaasibag ni a birch leaf