Meaning of ristra in English:

ristra

Pronunciation /ˈriːstrə/

noun

dialect US
  • A string or garland of dried chillis or other produce, often used as a decoration.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Los Angeles Daily Times. From Spanish ristra string, especially a string of garlic or onions, later also of chillies, etc., ultimately from classical Latin restis.