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A plant of the mint family with clusters of small two-lipped purple flowers. Chia is common throughout California and the Great Basin.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Speckled red liquid signifies a drink made from chia seed - too sweet, alas, to allow a distinctive taste profile to shine through.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.