rai·​ta | \ ˈrītə, ˈrä‧ētä \
plural -s

Definition of raita

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

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First Known Use of raita

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raita

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

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“Raita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raita. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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