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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sal·ad n.
 1. A preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc.
    Leaves eaten raw are termed salad.   --I. Watts.
 2. A dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments; as, chicken salad; lobster salad.
 Salad burnet Bot., the common burnet (Poterium Sanguisorba), sometimes eaten as a salad in Italy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bur·net n.  Bot. A genus of perennial herbs (Poterium); especially, Poterium Sanguisorba, the common, or garden, burnet.
 Burnet moth Zool., in England, a handsome moth (Zygæna filipendula), with crimson spots on the wings.
 Burnet saxifrage. Bot. See Saxifrage.
 Canadian burnet, a marsh plant (Poterium Canadensis).
 Great burnet, Wild burnet, Poterium oficinalis (or Sanguisorba oficinalis).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Poterium sanguisorba
      n : European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves
          that are sometimes used for salads [syn: salad burnet,
          burnet bloodwort, pimpernel]