Quinoa

The farmer harvesting multicolored quinoa in his field in a village near Pisac, in the Peruvian Andes. The effect of all the mix of colors was terrific.

Chenopodium quinoa

Quinoa (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish quinua, from Quechua kinwa.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkiːnwɑː/, /kiːˈnəʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkinˌwɑ/, /k(w)əˈnoʊə/

Noun

quinoa (countable and uncountable, plural quinoas)

  1. A goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa) native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.
    • 1997, Derek B. Munro, Ernest Small, Vegetables of Canada, page 142,
      Chenopodium quinoa Will, (quinoa) is native to the Andes, and the seeds are a staple grain in parts of South America. The newly formed Canadian Quinoa Association anticipated growing about 400 ha
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