Quinoa definition

kĭ-nōə, kēnwä
An Andean goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa), raised by the Indians for its edible seeds.
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The seeds of this plant, used as food.
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A goosefoot, Chenopodium quinoa, native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.
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The high-protein dried fruits and seeds of this plant, used as a food staple and ground into flour.
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Its seeds, used as a food.
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A goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa) native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quinoa
Plural:
quinoas

Origin of quinoa

  • American Spanish quinua, quínoa from Quechua kinwa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish quinua, from Quechua kinwa.

    From Wiktionary