quinoa

noun
qui·​noa | \ ˈkēn-ˌwä How to pronounce quinoa (audio) , kē-ˈnō-ə\

Definition of quinoa

: an annual herb (Chenopodium quinoa) of the goosefoot family that is native to the Andean highlands and is cultivated for its starchy seeds which are used as food and ground into flour also : its seeds

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His wife is a runner and prepares healthy dinners like fish or chicken with quinoa and vegetables. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Next Big Swim After the English Channel," 13 Oct. 2018 Gluten-free options include homemade granola with yogurt and fruit and a berry chia pudding with quinoa and nut butter muesli. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 Transfer to a serving bowl with quinoa and salt and pepper to taste. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 Superfoods Blueberries, kale, spinach, salmon, quinoa, broccoli, chia seeds and goji berries are just a few nutrient-rich foods that help people stay healthy and feel good. Jackie Pilossoph, chicagotribune.com, "15 material and nonmaterial self-confidence boosters," 20 June 2018 Sesame kale and quinoa bowls, pappardelle in tomato sauce and tuscan-spiced code, amongst many other things. Glamour, "The 11 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services When You Just Can't With Grocery Shopping," 2 Jan. 2019 De Laurentiis recently aligned with Simply 7, a company that makes chips out of quinoa, lentils and hummus. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "4 ideas for guilt-free summer snacking," 7 July 2018 On her healthy eating habits Daddario's meal of choice is a mix of quinoa, avocado, and chicken breast. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "This Is The Workout That Got Alexandra Daddario Into 'Baywatch' Shape," 19 June 2018 Or is Bolivia trying to turn coca into their version of quinoa? Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Reporting on Bolivia’s Coca Rebirth: An Interview with Jessica Camille Aguirre," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of quinoa

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quinoa

Spanish, from Quechua kinua

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