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
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What to do: To follow the Mediterranean diet, swap the red meat on your plate for fish (preferably fatty varieties such as salmon and mackerel), and eat leafy greens such as kale and spinach daily.
Oatmeal, flaxseeds, eggs, sardines, broccoli, spinach, yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh fruit, whole grain toast and fresh fruit juices will leave you feeling satisfied and cheerful.
Regardless, weekly harvests yield quinoa, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, green beans, squash, kale, beets, arugula, lettuce, spinach and eggplant, Fritz said.
A spinach pizza, called the Ollie Special, is named for him.
Stir another 2 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
At Subway: Turkey Breast Sub A Subway meal for Khloé means a 6-inch turkey breast sandwich served on a 9-grain bun with Swiss cheese, banana peppers, cucumbers, green peppers, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and vinegar dressing.
In fact, the researchers crafted a printout with predictable associations, such as a childhood dislike of spinach and love of pizza.
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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 century
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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