- 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 isbānakh ; from Persian aspanākh
- 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)