spanakopita

noun
spa·​na·​ko·​pi·​ta | \ ˌspä-nə-ˈkō-pē-tə How to pronounce spanakopita (audio) , -pi-tə \
variants: or less commonly spanokopita

Definition of spanakopita

: a traditional Greek pie of spinach, feta cheese, and seasonings baked in phyllo

Examples of spanakopita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His spanakopita takes the shape of an egg roll rather than a slab, for instance. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2022 Favorite indulgence: Her grandmother's spanakopita (spinach pie). Good Housekeeping, 20 Mar. 2020 That’s because this staple, often associated with such Greek fare as baklava or spanakopita, is easy to buy at the grocery store. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, 27 Sep. 2019 That’s because this staple, often associated with such Greek fare as baklava or spanakopita, is easy to buy at the grocery store. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, 27 Sep. 2019 If your knowledge of Greek food is limited to gyros, grape leaves and spanakopita, Mykonos can change that. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, 30 Oct. 2019 That’s because this staple, often associated with such Greek fare as baklava or spanakopita, is easy to buy at the grocery store. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, 27 Sep. 2019 That’s because this staple, often associated with such Greek fare as baklava or spanakopita, is easy to buy at the grocery store. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, 27 Sep. 2019 Trays of homemade spanakopita, baklava, kourambiedes, koulouria and finikia will be sold. courant.com, 18 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of spanakopita

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spanakopita

Modern Greek spanakopēta, from spanaki spinach + pēta, pita pie

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“Spanakopita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spanakopita. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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