Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A plant (Agathotes chirayta) found in northern India, esteemed as a tonic and febrifuge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant (Agathotes Chirayta) found in Northern India, having medicinal properties to the gentian, and esteemed as a tonic and febrifuge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An East Indian bitter derived from the dried stems of Ophelia Chirata, a gentianaceous plant from the north of India.

Etymologies

Hindi (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Arsenic and chiretta, but without effect of recovery, he is gradually getting day by day weaker, and we have had 'chit chat' at your quarters for granting to my son an appointment as clerk in your office, please try your best and grant him one, for which act of kindness I shall ever pray for your long life and prosperity.

    India and the Indians

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