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spanakopita

[ span-uh-koh-pi-tuh; Greek spah-nah-kaw-pee-tah ]
/ ˌspæn əˈkoʊ pɪ tə; Greek ˌspɑ nɑˈkɔ pi tɑ /
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noun Greek Cooking.

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

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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, pita2

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