spinach

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noun spin·ach \ ˈspi-nich \

Definition of spinach

1 :an Asian herb (Spinacia oleracea) of the goosefoot family cultivated for its edible leaves which form in a dense basal rosette; also :its leaves
2 a :something unwanted, pretentious, or spurious
b :an untidy overgrowth

spinachlike

play \ˈspi-nich-ˌlīk\ adjective

spinachy

play \ˈspi-ni-chē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of spinach

Middle English spinache, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French espinaces, from Medieval Latin spinachium, ultimately from Arabic isfānākh, from Pers


SPINACH Defined for English Language Learners

spinach

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Definition of spinach for English Language Learners

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


SPINACH Defined for Kids

spinach

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noun spin·ach \ ˈspi-nich \

Definition of spinach for Students

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


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