Definition of patia in US English:

patia

(also pathia)

noun

  • A traditional Parsi spicy sweet-and-sour dish. Chiefly as the second element of a compound.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Times. From Marathi pāṭiyā, apparently from pāṭā, pāṭī stone on which spices are ground.

Pronunciation

patia

/ˈpɑːtɪə/