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raita

[ rahy-tuh ]
/ ˈraɪ tə /
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noun

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

raita
/ (ˈreɪtə, raɪˈiːtə) /

noun

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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