Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Greek spinach pie made with layers of phyllo and a filling of seasoned spinach, onions and scallions, feta, and sometimes eggs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Greek dish made with pre-cooked spinach, butter, olive oil, feta cheese, green onions, egg and seasoning in phyllo pastry.

Etymologies

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)
Modern Greek σπανακόπιτα (spanakopita), from σπανάκι ("spinach") + πίτα ("pie"). (Wiktionary)

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