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spinach

[ spin-ich ]
/ ˈspɪn ɪtʃ /
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noun

a plant,Spinacia oleracea, cultivated for its edible, crinkly or flat leaves.
the leaves.

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Origin of spinach

First recorded in 1400–50; Middle English spinache, spinage, spinarch, from Anglo-French spinache, from Old French espinache, espinage, espinoche, from Medieval Latin spinargium, spinachium, spinarchium, ultimately from Arabic isfānākh, isfināj, perhaps from Persian isfānāj, ispānāk, aspānāk

OTHER WORDS FROM spinach

spin·ach·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spinach

spinach
/ (ˈspɪnɪdʒ, -ɪtʃ) /

noun

a chenopodiaceous annual plant, Spinacia oleracea, cultivated for its dark green edible leaves
the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable

Word Origin for spinach

C16: from Old French espinache, from Old Spanish espinaca, from Arabic isfānākh, from Persian
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