/spi nay"sheuhs/, adj.
pertaining to or of the nature of spinach; belonging to the goosefoot family of plants.
[1815-25; < NL Spin(acia) spinach + -ACEOUS]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Spinaceous — Spi*na ceous, a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant spinach, or the family of plants to which it belongs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spinaceous — spəˈnāshəs, (ˈ)spi|n adjective Etymology: irregular from New Latin Spinacia + English aceous : resembling or related to spinach spinaceous herbs …   Useful english dictionary

  • spinaceous — adj. of or pertaining to spinach; resembling spinach …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spinaceous — spi·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • spinaceous —   a. pertaining to or like spinach; belonging to spinach family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • spinach — n. 1 a green garden vegetable, Spinacia oleracea, with succulent leaves. 2 the leaves of this plant used as food. Phrases and idioms: spinach beet a variety of beetroot cultivated for its edible leaves. Derivatives: spinaceous adj. spinachy adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

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