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
Quinoa, a species of goosefoot, is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kē′no-a, n. a Chilian and Mexican food-plant, resembling some British species of chenopodium, cultivated for its farinaceous seeds. [Peruv.]
The numerical value of quinoa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of quinoa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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