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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of chia

  • There were delightful drinks too, from the manzanita and the chia.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Not mine, Venza chia, as you just called it, But my adopted world.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • In poetry, this part of the chia is alluded to in a highly figurative manner.

  • Chia or Chin, the moon, floods earth out of spite.Peruvians.

  • He basks in the charming cheeks of the blooming Chia, who is a proficient on the lyre.