Definition of chirata
: the dried tissues of a green gentian (Swertia chirata) of northern India that has been used as a bitter tonic
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Origin and Etymology of chirata
Hindi ciraitā, from Sanskrit cirātikta, ciratikta, perhaps from cira long-lasting (perhaps akin to Sanskrit cinoti he gathers, heaps up) + tikta sharp, pungent; akin to Sanskrit tejate it is sharp
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