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. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — /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] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”