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)



Borrowed from Spanish quinua, from Quechua kinwa.


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


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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