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ˈspɪn ɪtʃspinach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spinach, spinach plant, prickly-seeded spinach, Spinacia oleraceanoun

    southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves

  2. spinachnoun

    dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads


  1. spinachnoun

    A particular edible plant, Spinacia oleracea.

    Etymology: Via اسفاناخ, from اسپناخ.

  2. spinachnoun

    Any of numerous plants which are used for greens in the same way spinach is.

    Etymology: Via اسفاناخ, from اسپناخ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spinachnoun

    alt. of Spinage


  1. Spinach

    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

  1. Spinach

    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. spināceusspina, a thorn.]

Editors Contribution

  1. spinach

    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 world

    Submitted by MaryC on October 16, 2016  
  2. spinach

    A type of vegetable.

    Spinach is classed as a vegetable and is loved and eaten by many around the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 16, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinach in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spinach in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Smyth:

    We were interested in looking at this particular group who have a high risk for cardiovascular disease because they are also going to have a high risk of cognitive decline, previous research has suggested that a Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats -- is associated with reduced risk of cognitive impairment. We've also seen preliminary research suggesting that eating vitamin C and folate-rich vegetables like spinach and broccoli may slow cognitive decline. Other research has suggested that blueberries may boost memory, and that a high intake of saturated and trans fats can have negative effects. So it's no surprise that to me that the healthiest eaters in this study fared the best in terms of their cognitive health.

  2. Yasi Ansari:

    An example might be a spinach salad with a small glass of orange juice or a lentil soup with chopped tomatoes.

  3. Richard Thorpe:

    Legumes should be a mainstay of an American diet? a wheel barrel of spinach is better for you?

  4. Pam Moore:

    Both my husband and I typically add greens to our eggs (spinach, kale, Swiss chard, whatever is around) at breakfast. I always add greens to my smoothies. I often keep sliced veggies (bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers) washed, sliced and ready to eat for snacks.

  5. Di Fabio:

    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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