Definitions

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

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

Spanish, from Old Spanish riestra, variant of riesta, rieste, from Latin restis, rope, cord.

Examples

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  • Carmencita threaded chilis on string

    When Juan came in and love took wing.

    They shared 'midst the ristra

    The kisses that blister,

    So los amantes began their hot fling.

    January 14, 2015