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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chee-uh]
    • /ˈtʃi ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chee-uh]
    • /ˈtʃi ə/

Definitions of chia word

  • noun chia a plant of the genus Salvia, indigenous to Mexico, with purple or blue flowers and edible seeds 3
  • noun chia a plant, Salvia columbariae, of the mint family, native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having mostly basal, oblong leaves and small blue flowers: the seeds are used as food and as the source of a beverage. 1
  • noun chia any of several similar related plants. 1
  • noun chia a beverage brewed from the seeds of any of these plants. 1
  • noun chia A plant of the mint family with clusters of small two-lipped purple flowers. Chia is common throughout California and the Great Basin. 1
  • noun chia a Mexican sage grown for its edible seeds, Salvia hispanica. 0

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Origin of chia

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < Mexican Spanish chía < Nahuatl chiah, chian

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Parts of speech for Chia


chia popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chia usage trend in Literature

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