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chia Syllabification: chi·a
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēə/

Definition of chia in English:


A plant of the mint family with clusters of small two-lipped purple flowers. Chia is common throughout California and the Great Basin.
  • Salvia columbariae, family Labiatae
Example sentences
  • These include amaranth, chia, buckwheat, and quinoa.
  • The chia, for instance, has exquisite flowers that look like mini-orchids unfolding from a pointed purple sphere.
  • I keep my fat intake low, and besides hidden fats in chicken, beef and fish, I take in essential fatty acids only through flaxseed oil, chia seeds and essential fatty acid capsules.
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