American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Greek spinach pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions and scallions, feta, and sometimes eggs.
- Modern Greek σπανακόπιτα (spanakopita), from σπανάκι ("spinach") + πίτα ("pie"). (Wiktionary)
- Modern Greek : spanaki, spinach (from Medieval Greek spanakin, spanakion, ultimately from Persian aspanākh) + pita, pie; see pita1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Anonymous, actually using wild greens to substitute for spinach in spanakopita is quite common - the dish when made with wild greens is called hortopita.”
“Christos Mediterranean Grill, 130 6th St. For the lighter appetite: soups, salads and pita, but also Greek foods such as spanakopita and baklava for dessert.”
“Favorite Place (s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: This list is a bit 9th Avenue focused: Xie Xie (on 9th btw. 45+46th) for their sweet glazed pork bun, Poseidon Bakery (on 9th Ave.btw. 44+45th) for their spanakopita and tiropita.”
“And when humans are feeling bitter and downtrodden, they are much less inclined to throw a bone, or a slice of spanakopita, to a mutt like me.”
“My daughter and I sold spanakopita at concerts for awhile but it was very labor intensive and expensive to make.”
“Or you could stuff it in phyllo and have Southern spanakopita.”
“Besides the spanakopita, the subject of several ecstatic Yelp shout-outs, her desserts have "die-hard, loyal" customers.”
“Byron Smith for The Wall Street Journal Boubouki's spanakopita After being laid off, lawyer Rona Economou knew she didn't want to go back to an office job.”
“Svati L. Acropolis is a traditional authentic Greek restaurant in GreekTown that has great spanakopita.”
“Many times, Deutsch recalled, a shopping excursion to the Calomiris stand resulted in gifts of baklava and spanakopita, in addition to the purchase of fruit and vegetables.”
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