Definitions for quinoaˈkin wɑ
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a tall crop plant, Chenopodium quinoa, of the goosefoot family, cultivated in Peru and Chile for its seed, used as a food staple.
Origin of quinoa:
1615–25; < Sp < Quechua kinua, kinoa
A goosefoot Chenopodium quinoa native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.
The high-protein dried fruits and seeds of this plant, used as a food staple and ground into flour.
Origin: From kinwa.
the seeds of a kind of goosewort (Chenopodium Quinoa), used in Chili and Peru for making porridge or cakes; also, food thus made