[ rahy-tuh ]
/ ˈraɪ tə /
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an Indian condiment consisting of yogurt, spices, and diced or grated vegetables or fruits: cucumber raita.
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Origin of raita
1830–35; <Hindi rāytā from rāī “mustard” from (unattested) Sanskrit rājikātiktaka from rājikā “black mustard” + tiktaka- “bitter, pungent, sharp”
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British Dictionary definitions for raita
/ (ˈreɪtə, raɪˈiːtə) /
an Indian dish of finely chopped cucumber, peppers, mint, etc, in yoghurt, served with curries
Word Origin for raita
C20: from Hindi
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