chai

1 [she]
noun, plural chais [she] . French.
a shed or other aboveground building where a winemaker stores wine in casks.
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chai

2 [chahy]
noun
a drink of tea made with cardamom and various other spices, milk, and a sweetener.

Origin:
1970-75; < Turkish çay and Russian, Persian, Hindi, Urdu chay tea, ultimately < Mandarin ch'a tea

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chai (tʃaɪ)
 
n
tea, esp as made in India with added spices
 
[C20: Indian]

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chai
"tea," 1919, from Rus. or Arabic word for "tea" (see tea). Now used esp. of spiced teas.
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The restaurant also offers beverages such as iced chai, apple and carrot juice, soy milk and a variety of specialty juices.
No, they are not paying the school to have faculty laugh at them while they sip their chai lattes.
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