adjective see spinach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spinachlike — adjective Resembling spinach. Syn: spinachy …   Wiktionary

  • spinach — spinachlike, adj. /spin ich/, n. 1. a plant, Spinacia oleracea, cultivated for its edible, crinkly or flat leaves. 2. the leaves. [1520 30; < MF espinache, espinage < OSp espinaca, alter. of Ar isfanakh, perh. < Pers] * * * Hardy, leafy annual… …   Universalium

  • spinach — noun Etymology: Middle English spinache, from Anglo French, alteration of Old French espinaces, from Medieval Latin spinachium, ultimately from Arabic isfānākh, from Persian Date: 15th century 1. an Asian herb (Spinacia oleracea) of the goosefoot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Good-King-Henry — /good king hen ree/, n., pl. Good King Henries. a European, chenopodiaceous weed, Chenopodium bonus henricus, naturalized in North America, having spinachlike leaves. Also called mercury. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Southeast Indian — Any member of the aboriginal North American Indians who inhabited what is now the southeastern U.S. The Southeast was one of the more densely populated areas of native North America, having an aboriginal population conservatively estimated at 120 …   Universalium

  • spinachy — adjective Resembling spinach. Syn: spinachlike …   Wiktionary

  • mercury — mer•cu•ry [[t]ˈmɜr kyə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) chem. a heavy, silver white, toxic metallic element, liquid at room temperature: used in barometers, thermometers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, mirror surfaces, and as a laboratory catalyst;… …   From formal English to slang

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