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chai1

[she] /ʃɛ/
noun, plural chais
[she] /ʃɛ/ (Show IPA).
French.
1.
a shed or other aboveground building where a winemaker stores wine in casks.

chai2

[chahy] /tʃaɪ/
noun
1.
a drink of tea made with cardamom and various other spices, milk, and a sweetener.
Origin of chai2
1970-1975
1970-75; < Turkish çay and Russian, Persian, Hindi, Urdu chay tea, ultimately < Mandarin ch'a tea
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chai

/tʃaɪ/
noun
1.
tea, esp as made in India with added spices
Word Origin
C20: Indian
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n.

"tea," 1919, from the Russian or Arabic word for "tea" (see tea, and cf. cha). Now used especially of spiced teas.

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