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Either of two aromatic annual plant species (Salvia columbariae or S. hispanica) in the mint family, native to Mexico and the southwest United States and having clusters of blue or violet flowers and edible seedlike fruits.

[American Spanish chía, from Nahuatl chiah.]
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(Plants) a plant of the genus Salvia, indigenous to Mexico, with purple or blue flowers and edible seeds
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