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spin·ach

 (spĭn′ĭch)
n.
1. An annual plant (Spinacia oleracea) native to southwest Asia, widely cultivated for its succulent edible leaves.
2. The leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.

[Middle English, from Old French espinache, from Medieval Latin spināchium, from Arabic 'isfānāḫ, from Persian espenāj, espenākh.]

spinach

(ˈspɪnɪdʒ; -ɪtʃ)
n
1. (Plants) a chenopodiaceous annual plant, Spinacia oleracea, cultivated for its dark green edible leaves
2. (Cookery) the leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
[C16: from Old French espinache, from Old Spanish espinaca, from Arabic isfānākh, from Persian]

spin•ach

(ˈspɪn ɪtʃ)

n.
1. a plant, Spinachiaoleracea, of the goosefoot family, cultivated for its edible, crinkly or flat leaves.
2. the leaves, eaten as a vegetable.
[1520–30; < Middle French espinache, espinage < Old Spanish espinaca, alter. of Arabic isfānākh, perhaps < Persian]
spin′ach•like`, adj.

spinach

  • a la Florentine - Means with spinach.
  • leaf vegetables - Include cabbage and Romaine lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, endive, and cress.
  • rainbow rotelle - A combination of tomato, spinach, and regular twirl-shaped pasta in the colors of the Italian flag.
  • spinach - May come from Persian aspanakh/ispanak, perhaps related to the Latin spina, "spine," because of its prickly seeds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinach - southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leavesspinach - southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
spinach - dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads
vegetable - any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
2.spinach - dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads
greens, leafy vegetable, green - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
prickly-seeded spinach, spinach, spinach plant, Spinacia oleracea - southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
Translations
سبانخسَبَانِخسَبانِخوَرَق سَبانِخ
špenát
spinat
spinaco
pinaatti
špinat
spenót
spínat
ほうれん草
시금치
špinatas
spināti
Špenát
špinača
spenat
ผักโขม
cải bó xôi

spinach

[ˈspɪnɪdʒ] N
1. (Culin) → espinacas fpl
2. (= plant) → espinaca f

spinach

[ˈspɪnɪdʒ ˈspɪnɪtʃ]
n
(= plant) → épinard m
(as food)épinards mpl
modif [leaves, salad] → d'épinards

spinach

nSpinat m

spinach

[ˈspɪnɪdʒ] nspinaci mpl

spinach

(ˈspinidʒ) , (-nitʃ) noun
1. a kind of plant whose young leaves are eaten as a vegetable. He grows spinach in his garden.
2. the leaves as food. We had steak and spinach for dinner.

spinach

سَبَانِخ špenát spinat Spinat σπανάκι espinaca pinaatti épinard špinat spinaci ほうれん草 시금치 spinazie spinat szpinak espinafre шпинат spenat ผักโขม ıspanak cải bó xôi 菠菜

spinach

n espinaca (frec. pl)
References in classic literature ?
In this mirror the most beautiful landscapes looked like boiled spinach, and the best persons were turned into frights, or appeared to stand on their heads; their faces were so distorted that they were not to be recognised; and if anyone had a mole, you might be sure that it would be magnified and spread over both nose and mouth.
I mean spinach," replied Aramis; "but on your account I will add some eggs, and that is a serious infraction of the rule-for eggs are meat, since they engender chickens.
At that moment Bazin entered with the spinach and the omelet.
Bazin, who looked at his master, without comprehending the cause of this change, in a melancholy manner, allowed the omelet to slip into the spinach, and the spinach onto the floor.
And the man who always ate spareribs and spinach and said he was a stock broker asked her to go to "Parsifal" with him.
His hostess would hear nothing of his paying either for bed or for board, while the archer and Hordle John placed a hand upon either shoulder and led him off to the board, where some smoking fish, a dish of spinach, and a jug of milk were laid out for their breakfast.
Close by I saw the wild arum, the roots of which, when well baked, are good to eat, and the young leaves better than spinach.
For all of these reasons, and many more which he right well knows will have occurred to persons of your exceptional acuteness, he is here to submit to you that the time has arrived when, with our hearts in our glasses, with tears in our eyes, with blessings on our lips, and in a general way with a profusion of gammon and spinach in our emotional larders, we should one and all drink to our dear friends the Lammles, wishing them many years as happy as the last, and many many friends as congenially united as themselves.
I hope y' enjoyed them spinach and gooseberries as I sent Chester with th' other day.
Hope, Joy, Youth, Peace, Rest, Life, Dust, Ashes, Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness, Death, Cunning, Folly, Words, Wigs, Rags, Sheepskin, Plunder, Precedent, Jargon, Gammon, and Spinach.
It is thought to have originated in ancient Persia, Spinach cultivation spread to Nepal and by the seventh century, to China, where it's still called Persian Greens.
When the water is boiling, put in the spinach and let boil for about 20 seconds.