- 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 spinachium, from Arabic ’isfana&hlowbrev;, from Persian espenaj, espenakh.
(countable and uncountable, plural spinaches)