[chee-ah-pahs] /tʃiˈɑ pɑs/
a state in S Mexico. 28,732 sq. mi. (74,415 sq. km).
Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
a state of S Mexico: mountainous and forested; Maya ruins in the northeast; rich mineral resources. Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Pop: 3 920 515 (2000). Area: 73 887 sq km (28 816 sq miles)
- Chia pet
noun an animal figurine from which live herbs grow that simulate the fur or hair of the particular animal Word Origin uses chia seeds (Salvia Columbariae) Usage Note trademark of Joseph Enterprises, Inc.
[kee-ahr-uh-skyoo r-oh] /kiˌɑr əˈskyʊər oʊ/ noun, plural chiaroscuros. 1. the distribution of light and shade in a picture. 2. Painting. the use of deep variations in and subtle gradations of light and shade, especially to enhance the delineation of character and for general dramatic effect: Rembrandt is a master of chiaroscuro. 3. a woodcut print […]
[chee-uh] /ˈtʃi ə/ noun 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 […]
[kahy-az-muh] /kaɪˈæz mə/ noun, plural chiasmas, chiasmata [kahy-az-muh-tuh] /kaɪˈæz mə tə/ (Show IPA) 1. Anatomy. a crossing or decussation, as that of the optic nerves at the base of the brain. 2. Cell Biology. a point of overlap of paired chromatids at which fusion and exchange of genetic material take place during prophase of meiosis. […]