teli

noun
te·​li | \ ˈtālē \
plural teli or telis

Definition of teli

: a member of a Hindu caste of characteristically oil makers and merchants

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History and Etymology for teli

Hindi telī oilmaker, from Sanskrit taila sesame oil, from tila sesame

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“Teli.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teli. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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