spinach, spinach plant, prickly-seeded spinach, Spinacia oleracea(noun)
southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads
A particular edible plant, Spinacia oleracea.
Any of numerous plants which are used for greens in the same way spinach is.
Origin: Via اسفاناخ, from اسپناخ.
alt. of Spinage
Spinach is an edible flowering plant in the family of Amaranthaceae. It is native to central and southwestern Asia. It is an annual plant, which grows to a height of up to 30 cm. Spinach may survive over winter in temperate regions. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to triangular-based, very variable in size from about 2–30 cm long and 1–15 cm broad, with larger leaves at the base of the plant and small leaves higher on the flowering stem. The flowers are inconspicuous, yellow-green, 3–4 mm diameter, maturing into a small, hard, dry, lumpy fruit cluster 5–10 mm across containing several seeds. Common spinach, Spinacia oleracea, was long considered to be in the Chenopodiaceae family, but in 2003, the Chenopodiaceae family was combined with the Amaranthaceae family under the family name 'Amaranthaceae' in the order Caryophyllales. Within the Amaranthaceae family, Amaranthoideae and Chenopodioideae are now subfamilies, for the amaranths and the chenopods, respectively.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Spinage, spin′āj, n. an esculent vegetable whose thick succulent young leaves are boiled and seasoned, or fried with butter, forming a wholesome dish.—adj. Spinā′ceous. [It. spinace—Low L. spināceus—spina, a thorn.]
A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various species.
Spinach is eaten and loved by some people and grown in many countries around the worldSubmitted by MC Harmonious on October 16, 2016
A type of vegetable.
Spinach is classed as a vegetable and is loved and eaten by many around the world.Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 16, 2016
The numerical value of Spinach in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Spinach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Spinach in a Sentence
Legumes should be a mainstay of an American diet? a wheel barrel of spinach is better for you?
Green leafy vegetables like spinach contain folate, which produces dopamine, a pleasure-inducing brain chemical, helping you keep calm.
Eighty-five percent of the land we produce cattle on in the United States isn't suitable for other food production, you can't turn the Flint Hills of Kansas into spinach fields.
If someone figures out how to get spinach from Mexico to the U.S. cheaper - when we know that growing costs will be half of what it is here - then it will crush (Gladstone's) portfolio.
Fish consumption at eight years old may simply serve as an indicator of high dietary quality, children who are picky eaters may avoid foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fats including fish and seafood, walnuts, spinach and soybeans.
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- espinacCatalan, Valencian
- épinards, épinardFrench
- PäinetschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kōkihi, rengarenga, rengamutuMāori
- waaʼNavajo, Navaho
- špinat, спанаћ, шпинат, spanaćSerbo-Croatian
- rau binaVietnamese
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