noun rai·ta \ˈrītə, ˈrä‧ētä\

Definition of raita



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

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Origin and Etymology of raita

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

First Known Use: 1832

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