Lettuce that has been in contact with other hot food, resulting in an elevated temperature of the leafy green topping. Common substances responsible for heat transfer include cheese, mayonnaise, buffalo sauce, and toasted sesame seed buns. The lettuce may also be cooked by broiling, roasting, frying, steamed, or flambéd. A controversial gastronomic phenomenon, hot lettuce has been known to divide families. Proponents laud it as a delicacy while others find it unfit for consumption. Real talk: it's mainly something white people like.
"Kenzie went to Amigo's and got a #3 with extra lettuce. How can she eat all that hot lettuce without wanting to yammy?"
"Are you kidding me? Hot lettuce is bomb... faaaa shooo."