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[keen-wah, kee-noh-uh] /ˈkin wɑ, kiˈnoʊ ə/

a tall crop plant, Chenopodium quinoa, of the amaranth family, cultivated mainly in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile for its small, ivory-colored seed, which is used as a food staple.
/ˈkiːnəʊə; kwɪˈnəʊə/
a grain high in nutrients traditionally grown as a staple food high in the Andes

1620s, from Spanish spelling of Quechua kinua.


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