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An Indian salad made with yogurt and chopped vegetables or fruits, such as cucumbers, spinach, or bananas.
[Hindi rāytā, from Sanskrit *rājikātiktakaḥ, mustard pickle : rājikā, black mustard (probably from rājiḥ, streak, line, from ṛjyati, he stretches out; see reg- in Indo-European roots) + tiktaka-, bitter (from tikta-, past participle of tejate, it is sharp; see steig- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Cookery) an Indian dish of finely chopped cucumber, peppers, mint, etc, in yoghurt, served with curries
[C20: from Hindi]
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