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 (spä′nə-kō′pē-tə, spăn′ə-)
A Greek pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions, feta, and sometimes eggs.

[Modern Greek : spanaki, spinach (from Medieval Greek spanakin, spanakion, ultimately from Persian aspanākh) + pita, pie; see pita1.]
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(ˌspænəˈkɒpɪtə) or


(Cookery) a Greek spinach pastry
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And for vegetarians, the spanokopita and the vegetable moussaka are recommended.
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Start with the soothing lemon soup, then add some spanokopita or moussaka and finish with a generous slice of baklava.