Mountain spinach
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. [1913 Webster]

{Mountain spinach}. See {Garden orache}, under {Orache}.

{New Zealand spinach} (Bot.), a coarse herb ({Tetragonia expansa}), a poor substitute for spinach. [1913 Webster]

Note: Various other pot herbs are locally called spinach. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mountain spinach — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain spinach — Orach Or ach, Orache Or ache, n. [F. arroche, corrupted fr. L. atriplex, Gr. ?. Cf. {Arrach}.] (Bot.) A genus ({Atriplex}) of herbs or low shrubs of the Goosefoot family, most of them with a mealy surface. [1913 Webster] {Garden orache}, a plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain-spinach — daržinė balandūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Atriplex hortensis). atitikmenys: lot. Atriplex hortensis angl. garden orach; garden orache; mountain spinach vok. Garten Melde;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mountain spinach — noun Asiatic plant resembling spinach often used as a potherb; naturalized in Europe and North America • Syn: ↑garden orache, ↑Atriplex hortensis • Hypernyms: ↑orach, ↑orache * * * noun : garden orache …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain — Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain antelope — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain ash — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain barometer — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mountain beaver — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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