noun spin·ach \ˈspi-nich\

: a plant with dark green leaves that are eaten as a vegetable

Full Definition of SPINACH

:  an Asian herb (Spinacia oleracea) of the goosefoot family cultivated for its edible leaves which form in a dense basal rosette; also :  its leaves
a :  something unwanted, pretentious, or spurious
b :  an untidy overgrowth
spin·ach·like \-nich-ˌlīk\ adjective
spin·achy \-ni-chē\ adjective

Origin of SPINACH

Middle English spinache, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French espinaces, from Medieval Latin spinachium, ultimately from Arabic isfānākh, from Persian
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with SPINACH

SPINACH Defined for Kids


noun spin·ach \ˈspi-nich\

Definition of SPINACH for Kids

:  a garden plant with usually large dark green leaves that are eaten cooked or raw as a vegetable
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