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Meaning of quinoa

qui•noa

Pronunciation: (kēn'wä), [key]
— n.
  1. a tall crop plant, Chenopodium quinoa, of the goosefoot family, cultivated in Peru and Chile for its small, ivory-colored seed, which is used as a food staple.
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