Sinonimi: spinach plant | prickly-seeded spinach | Spinacia oleracea
ETYM Old Fren. espinache, espinoche, French épinard; cf. French spinace, Spanish espinaca; all from Arabic isfânâj, isfinâj, aspanâkh, probably of Persian origin.
1. Dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads.
2. Southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves; SYN. spinach plant, prickly-seeded spinach, Spinacia oleracea.
Annual plant Spinacia oleracea of the goosefoot family Chenopodiaceae. It is native to Asia and widely cultivated for its leaves, which are eaten as a vegetable.