- 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 spinach; from 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 spin&amacron;chium, from Arabic ’isf&amacron;n&amacron;&hlowbrev;, from Persian espen&amacron;j, espen&amacron;kh.
(countable and uncountable, plural spinaches)