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ristra

[ ree-struh ]
/ ˈri strə /
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noun
a string of dried chiles, garlic, or other foodstuffs.
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Origin of ristra

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Spanish: literally, “string,” from Old Spanish riestra, rieste, from Latin restis “rope, cord”
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