Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two aromatic annual plant species (Salvia columbariae or S. hispanica) in the mint family, native to Mexico and the southwest United States and having clusters of blue or violet flowers and edible seedlike fruits.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name among the Indians of Mexico and Arizona of several species of Salvia, especially S. Columbariæ, the seeds of which are used for making a pleasant mucilaginous drink, and also as food.

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  • noun a Mexican plant, Salvia columbariae, related to mint; it has blue flowers and seeds from which an edible oil may be derived.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish chía, from Nahuatl chiah.]

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From Nahuatl chian ("chia (plant)").

Examples

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  • I'd like to give ruzuzu some chia.

    February 17, 2016

  • Generally I'm not a big fan of mucilaginous foods, but I like do like chia--especially when it's in kombucha.

    February 17, 2016

  • I would like to give you some more chia.

    February 18, 2016

  • ... wonder what chia tea tastes like.

    February 18, 2016

  • For diet upgrade I see a need,

    A consult was had and we agreed:

    The reasons are legion

    To sample the vegan

    And sprinkle our steaks with chia seed.

    February 18, 2016

  • I've also had chia pudding. It was okay.

    February 19, 2016

  • Great. I'm giving ruzuzu chia again.

    February 19, 2016

  • Wait, did I...

    February 19, 2016

  • YES! THREE CHIAS FOR RUZUZU!

    HIP HIP HOORAY

    HIP HIP HOORAY

    HIP HIP HOORAY

    February 19, 2016

  • I'm slow, whatever the cause be -

    As though through a mist dim and gauzy

    A glimmer of sun!

    I see "chia's" a pun!

    It's a joke if you talk like an Aussie.

    February 20, 2016