chia: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Salvia columbariae, of the mint family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having mostly basal, oblong leaves and small blue flowers: the seeds are used as food and as the source of a beverage.
  2. any of several similar related plants.
  3. a beverage brewed from the seeds of any of these plants.
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