- a plant (Spinacia oleracea) of the goosefoot family, with large, dark-green, juicy, edible leaves, usually eaten cooked
- the leaves of this plant
Origin of spinachfrom Middle French espinach from (? via Medieval Latin spinachia) Old Spanish espinaca from Arabic isb?nakh from Persian aspan?kh
- An annual plant (Spinacia oleracea) native to southwest Asia, widely cultivated for its succulent edible leaves.
- The leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
Origin of spinachMiddle English from Old French espinache from Medieval Latin spināchium from Arabic 'isfānā&hlowbrev; from Persian espenāj, espenākh
(countable and uncountable, plural spinaches)