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raita

[ rahy-tuh ]

noun

  1. an Indian condiment consisting of yogurt, spices, and diced or grated vegetables or fruits:

    cucumber raita.



raita

/ raɪˈiːtə; ˈreɪtə /

noun

  1. an Indian dish of finely chopped cucumber, peppers, mint, etc, in yoghurt, served with curries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of raita1

1830–35; < Hindi rāytā from rāī “mustard” from (unattested) Sanskrit rājikātiktaka from rājikā “black mustard” + tiktaka- “bitter, pungent, sharp”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of raita1

C20: from Hindi

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