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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A string on which foodstuffs, such as chilies, onions, or garlic, are threaded or tied for storage.

Etymologies

Spanish, from Old Spanish riestra, variant of riesta, rieste, from Latin restis, rope, cord.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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