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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spinach  \Spin"ach\,  Spinage  \Spin"age\,  n.  [OF.  espinache 
  espinoche  F.  ['e]pinard;  cf  F.  spinace,  Sp  espinaca  all 
  fr  Ar  isf[=a]n[=a]j,  isfin[=a]j,  aspan[=a]kh,  probably  of 
  Persian  origin.]  (Bot.) 
  A  common  pot  herb  ({Spinacia  oleracea})  belonging  to  the 
  Goosefoot  family. 
 
  {Mountain  spinach}.  See  {Garden  orache},  under  {Orache}. 
 
  {New  Zealand  spinach}  (Bot.),  a  coarse  herb  ({Tetragonia 
  expansa}),  a  poor  substitute  for  spinach. 
 
  Note:  Various  other  pot  herbs  are  locally  called  spinach. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spinach 
  n  1:  southwestern  Asian  plant  widely  cultivated  for  its  succulent 
  edible  dark  green  leaves  [syn:  {spinach  plant},  {prickly-seeded 
  spinach},  {Spinacia  oleracea}] 
  2:  dark  green  leaves;  eaten  cooked  or  raw  in  salads 




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