(?), a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant spinach, or the family of plants to which it belongs.
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} (?), n. [OF. espinache, espinoche, F. pinard; cf. F. spinace, Sp. espinaca; all fr. Ar. isfnj, isfinj, aspankh, probably of Persian origin.] (Bot.) A common pot herb (Spinacia oleracea) belonging to the Goosefoot family.
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Mountain spinach. See Garden orache, under Orache. -- New Zealand spinach (Bot.), a coarse herb (Tetragonia expansa), a poor substitute for spinach.
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Various other pot herbs are locally called spinach.
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