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
2a : something unwanted, pretentious, or spuriousb : an untidy overgrowth
spinachlikeplay \ˈspi-nich-ˌlīk\ adjective
spinachyplay \ˈspi-ni-chē\ adjective
Recent Examples of spinach from the Web
But there’s also an extended happy hour that features a stellar cheeseburger ($7) along with the usual bar fare of wings and spinach-artichoke dip.
The brunch menu from the food truck includes fruit salad, potato poutine, sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, cinnamon flapjacks, and a spinach, bacon and cheese omelet.
Mix in chicken, cherries, celery, spinach, onion and pecans.
Those baked oysters, crusted with artichoke and spinach and meant to be eaten off a hunk of crusty bread, calmed the sprout craving.
For empanadas filled with ricotta and spinach, chorizo and egg or beef, onions and peppers, visit Grumpy Gaucho in Plainfield on Aug. 25.
Some of the popular market items include eggs, mixed greens, spinach, arugula, green onions, rhubarb, pac choi, sorrel, radishes, snow apple turnips, probiotic ferments, krauts, kimchi, kombucha, garlic and herb salt.
The four spinach-and-cheese pies looked lonely on their plate, but one bite of the flaky pastry revealed rich, simple nuances.
Chef Maria’s empanadas are popular, as is The Hulk smoothie, composed of spinach, kale, banana and mango.
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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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SPINACH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spinach for English Language Learners
: a plant with dark green leaves that are eaten as a vegetable
SPINACH Defined for Kids
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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