This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Ital. from L. spina, a thorn, or His-pania.] A vegetable used for food, some varieties having thorny or prickly leaves, belonging to the Goosefoot family, grown in almost every country. It is (also) called Spinage.
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