plural -s
: an Indian side dish made of yogurt, usually diced cucumber, and seasonings

Word History


Hindi & Urdu rāytā, from (assumed) Sanskrit rājikātiktaka, from rājikā black mustard + tiktaka sharp, pungent, from tikta verbal adjective of tejate it is sharp

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of raita was in 1832

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“Raita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raita. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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