spinach

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noun spin·ach \ˈspi-nich\

Definition of spinach

  1. 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. 2a :  something unwanted, pretentious, or spuriousb :  an untidy overgrowth

spinachlike

play \-nich-ˌlīk\ adjective

spinachy

play \-ni-chē\ adjective

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 Persian


First Known Use: 15th century


SPINACH Defined for English Language Learners

spinach

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noun spin·ach \ˈspi-nich\

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

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



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