Spi·​na·​cia | \ spə̇ˈnāshēə \

Definition of Spinacia

: 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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History and Etymology for Spinacia

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

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“Spinacia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spinacia. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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