spinach definition by Webster's New World
- a plant (Spinacia oleracea) of the goosefoot family, with large, dark-green, juicy, edible leaves, usually eaten cooked
- the leaves of this plant
Origin: ; from Middle French espinach ; from (? via Midieval Latin spinachia) Old Spanish espinaca ; from Arabic isbānakh ; from Persian aspanākh
spinach definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A widely cultivated southwest Asian plant (Spinacia oleracea) having succulent edible leaves.
- The leaves of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French espinache, from Medieval Latin spināchium, from Arabic ’isfānāḫ, from Persian espenāj, espenākh.