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Definition of "quinoa" []

  • A goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa) native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds. (noun)
  • The high-protein dried fruits and seeds of this plant, used as a food staple and ground into flour. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quinoa" in a sentence
  • "Note 4/25: The quinoa is also great on its own, heated and served in individual ramekins."
  • "And a pale yellow grain from South America called quinoa."
  • "It was an israeli couscous salad with just a touch of orzo, yellow split peas, quinoa mixed with diced red onion, cucumber, and tomatoes, sliced basil, chopped parsley, s + p probably a sherry vinaigrette of some sort, sounds pretty basic but with the split peas giving it a nice toothsome crunch and the quinoa was a nice surprise to boot."