Spinacia

noun Spi·na·cia \spə̇ˈnāshēə\

Definition of Spinacia

  1. :  a small genus of Asiatic annual herbs (family Chenopodiaceae) having dioecious flowers without bracts and a pistillate calyx that becomes indurated over the one-seeded perianth — see spinach

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Origin and Etymology of spinacia

New Latin, from Italian spinace spinach (from Spanish espinaca) + New Latin -ia


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