[ span-uh-koh-pi-tuh; Greek spah-nah-kaw-pee-tah ]

nounGreek Cooking.
  1. a baked dish consisting of spinach, feta cheese, eggs, and scallions enclosed in layers of phyllo.

Origin of spanakopita

First recorded in 1940–45; from Modern Greek spanakópita, equivalent to spanako-, combining form of spanáki, from Medieval Greek spanákion “spinach” + píta “bread, cake, pie”; see also spinach, pita1

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