Origin: Sp quínua < Quechua kínwa
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- 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: American Spanish quínoa, from Quechua kinua, kinoa.