spanakopita[spä′nə kō′pē tə, span′ə-; -pə tə]
a Greek dish consisting of a small, triangular shell of phyllo that is filled with spiced spinach and feta cheese and baked
Origin of spanakopitaModern Greek
A Greek spinach pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions, feta, and sometimes eggs.
Origin of spanakopitaModern Greek : spanaki, spinach (from Medieval Greek spanakin, spanakion, ultimately from Persian aspanākh) + pita, pie; see pita1.
Modern Greek ÏƒÏ€Î±Î½Î±ÎºÏŒÏ€Î¹Ï„Î± (spanakÃ³pita), from ÏƒÏ€Î±Î½Î¬ÎºÎ¹ (spanÃ¡ki, â€œspinachâ€) + Ï€Î¯Ï„Î± (pÃta, â€œpieâ€).