from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely cultivated southwest Asian plant (Spinacia oleracea) having succulent edible leaves.
- n. The leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A particular edible plant, Spinacia oleracea.
- n. Any of numerous plants which are used for greens in the same way spinach is.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A common pot herb (Spinacia oleracea) belonging to the Goosefoot family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chenopodiaceous garden vegetable of the genus Spinacia, producing thick succulent leaves, which, when boiled and seasoned, form a pleasant and wholesome, though not highly flavored dish.
- n. One of several other plants affording a dish like spinach. See phrases below.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
- n. dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads
Middle English, from Old French espinache, from Medieval Latin spināchium, from Arabic 'isfānāḫ, from Persian espenāj, espenākh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Arabic اسفاناخ (isfānākh), from Persian اسپناخ (ispanākh). (Wiktionary)