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Quinoa

see also Amaranth

Quinoa

NOUN:   1.: an annual herb (Chenopodium quinoa) of the goosefoot family that is native to the Andean highlands and is cultivated for its starchy seeds which are used as food and ground into flour; also: its seeds
ETYMOLOGY:   Spanish, from Quechua kinua
First Known Use: 1625
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Quinoa

Quinoa

Chenopodium quinoa

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subamily: Chenopodioideae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: C. quinoa

Binomial name

Chenopodium quinoa
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	Harvested seeds of homegrown Chenopodium quinoa.jpg

Harvested seeds of homegrown Chenopodium quinoa
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