quinoa

[keen-wah, kee-noh-uh]
noun
a tall crop plant, Chenopodium quinoa, of the amaranth family, cultivated mainly in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile for its small, ivory-colored seed, which is used as a food staple.
Also, quinua.


Origin:
1615–25; < Spanish < Quechua kinua, kinoa

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quinoa (ˈkiːnəʊə, kwɪˈnəʊə)
 
n
a grain high in nutrients traditionally grown as a staple food high in the Andes
 
[Spanish]

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The office gym has personal trainers and flyers with recipes for kale and
  quinoa salad.
The guys tell me it is high-energy food for active people: quinoa, fish,
  ceviche.
Any mix of seafood works well in this chewy-tender stew, which pairs
  beautifully atop nutritious quinoa.
Any mix of seafood works well in this chewy-tender stew, served over quinoa.
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