One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In parts of central Asia: the Guinea worm, Dracunculus medinensis.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Burnes (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer. From Persian rišta, specifically use (on account of the worm's appearance) of Persian rišta thread, string from rištan to spin, further etymology uncertain and disputed.
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