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Baby lettuce plant (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cosset

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Here is my best explanation:

'baby' is the definition.
('cosset' can be a synonym of 'baby')

'lettuce plant' is the subsidiary indication.
'lettuce' becomes 'cos' (cos is a kind of lettuce).
'plant' becomes 'set'.
'cos'+'set'='cosset'

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for cosset that I've seen before include "Pet", "Spoil, pamper", "Protect overindulgently", "Treat with excessive indulgence", "Baby", "Pamper and spoil", "Treat overindulgently", "Nanny", "Care for overindulgently" and "Overindulgently care for".)

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