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lassi

[ las-ee, luhs-ee ]
/ ˈlæs i, ˈlʌs i /
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noun
an Indian beverage of yogurt or buttermilk, water, and spices, often with the addition of fruit or sweetener.
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Origin of lassi

First recorded in 1875–80; from Hindi lassī, probably ultimately from Sanskrit rasaḥ “juice, liquid”
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How to use lassi in a sentence

  • Antonio Lassi was cowed, and dared not give his answer at all.

    The Making of a Saint|William Somerset Maugham

British Dictionary definitions for lassi

lassi
/ (ˈlæsɪ) /

noun
a cold drink made with yoghurt or buttermilk and flavoured with sugar, salt, or a mild spice

Word Origin for lassi

from Hindi
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