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 (kĭ-nō′ə, kēn′wä)
1. A goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa) native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.
2. The seeds of this plant, used as food.

[American Spanish quinua, quínoa, from Quechua kinwa.]


(ˈkiːnwɑː; ˈkiːnəʊə)
(Plants) a grain high in nutrients traditionally grown as a staple food high in the Andes


(ˈkin wɑ)

n., pl. -noas.
a tall crop plant, Chenopodium quinoa, of the goosefoot family, cultivated in Peru and Chile for its seed, used as a food staple.
[1615–25; < Sp < Quechua kinua, kinoa]
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