Definition of spinach in English:


Syllabification: spin·ach
Pronunciation: /ˈspiniCH


  • A widely cultivated edible Asian plant of the goosefoot family, with large, dark green leaves that are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.
    • Spinacia oleracea, family Chenopodiaceae
    More example sentences
    • The spinach has gone bright green and almost melted into the hot sauce.
    • Add the spinach leaves, simmer for 5 min, scatter with coriander and serve with rice.
    • Blend spinach and ricotta or cottage cheese in a blender or work together through a sieve.



More example sentences
  • Scallops came with a tiny pulp of Good King Henry (a spinachy local herb) and also ginger and green-tea foam.
  • This is a nice version: more spinachy and less viscous than most, with a pungent kick of Parmesan and lots of thin tortilla chips for dipping.
  • The cream of spinach soup was sleek, subtle and full of spinachy goodness.


Middle English: probably from Old French espinache, via Arabic from Persian aspānāḵ.

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