Borrowed from Spanish chía, from Classical Nahuatl chiyan (“seed of the chia plant”).
- IPA(key): /ˈtʃiː.ə/
- Rhymes: -iːə
chia (countable and uncountable, plural chias)
- A Mexican sage grown for its edible seeds, Salvia hispanica.
- Salvia columbariae, a sage with similar seeds, native to the southwestern US and northwestern Mexico.
- AHCI, Achi, chai