raita

[ rahy-tuh ]
/ ˈraɪ tə /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. raison d'etre,
  2. raison d'état,
  3. raison d'être,
  4. raisonne,
  5. raisonneur,
  6. raj,
  7. raja yoga,
  8. rajab,
  9. rajah,
  10. rajahmundry

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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