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
Recent Examples of quinoa from the Web
Lunch offers bowls, burgers (try the veggie quinoa patty) and sandwiches.
This burger is all healthy thanks to seeds, quinoa flakes, and (of course) broccoli and pistachios (two of our favorite green superfoods).
The beer also contains Muscavado sugar from Africa, Basmati rice from Asia, crystallized ginger from Australia, Belgian yeast to represent Europe, North American maize and South American quinoa.
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Origin and Etymology of quinoa
Spanish, from Quechua kinua
First Known Use: 1625
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