- 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.
- any of several similar related plants.
- a beverage brewed from the seeds of any of these plants.
Origin of chia
1875–80; < Mexican Spanish chía < Nahuatl chiah, chian
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Examples from the Web for chias
This astonished the old man very much, and off he went to make the announcement to Chias family.
Chias brother saw that his advice was thrown away; he accordingly returned home and told his father all that had taken place.
There it lay among the chias, and she picked it up and carried it to her room.