• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quinoa The seeds of a kind of goosewort (Chenopodium Quinoa), used in Chili and Peru for making porridge or cakes; also, food thus made.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quinoa An annual herb, Chenopodium Quinoa, native in Peru, Chili, etc., and there much cultivated for its farinaceous seeds. These afford a meal which can be made into cakes, but not into leavened bread. A favorite preparation is a kind of broth or gruel called carapulque, prepared from these seeds and seasoned with red pepper, etc. The quinoa is somewhat grown in England, the seed being eaten by fowls, and the leaves used like spinach. The plant resembles some common species of goose-foot or pigweed. A variety having white seeds is the one yielding food; the red seeds of another variety are used in decoction as an application for sores and bruises, and their husk has emetic and antiperiodic properties. Also called petty-rice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quinoa kē′no-a a Chilian and Mexican food-plant, resembling some British species of chenopodium, cultivated for its farinaceous seeds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

We noticed also quinoa and even barley growing at an elevation of 14,000 feet.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
Previous to the discovery of America, "quinoa" was an article of food, supplying the place of wheat.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Previous to the discovery of America, "quinoa" was an article of food, supplying the place of wheat.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The two indigenous products which receive most attention, perhaps, are those of quinoa and coca.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The slightly lower parts of the plateau produced potatoes and quinoa, and the warmer valleys maize, cocoa, and cotton.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson

In news:

Quinoa and kale are both infamous superfoods -- healthy, delicious (if you know how to work with them), and, recently, very popular.
Fine Cooking Editor Laurie Buckle is making a Quinoa Salad with Apples.
Quinoa Almond Butter Blondies from Camilla Saulsbury's 500 Best Quinoa Recipes.
View full size Quinoa was a hit for everyone at the dinner table.
Cup uncooked quinoa , rinsed and drained.
Quinoa , Garlic and Red Peppers.
Baked Eggplant with Quinoa .
Quinoa is one of the happiest-looking foods around.
Quinoa growing on the plains near Huari, Bolivia.
This dish uses an ingredient few people can pronounce: quinoa (like "keen-wah").
Scarlet quinoa and salad assembly.
Pair quinoa with citrus flavors for a fresh, spring salad.
Quinoa is a protein-rich seed that has a nutty flavor when cooked.
A quick-cooking, high-protein grain from Peru, quinoa (pronounced keen -wah) is available in many supermarkets right alongside rice.
Quinoa Pizza Dough Recipe.