[ spi-ney-shuhs ]
/ spɪˈneɪ ʃəs /
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pertaining to or of the nature of spinach; belonging to the amaranth family of plants.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of spinaceous
1815–25; <New Latin Spin(acia) spinach + -aceous
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