Definition of ital in English:

ital

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪtal
 
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noun

[mass noun]
(In Rastafarian culture) organically grown vegetarian food, cooked without salt: some herb, some ital, some music, that was all I needed to live in unity and peace and love [as modifier]: ital vegetables growing in the kitchen garden
More example sentences
  • ‘People can expect to eat real ital food while they enjoy the music as well,’ he says excitedly.
  • Like many traditional dishes, there seems to be a variety of ways to prepare ital rundown (the non-ital kind involves pickled herring).
  • ‘Ital is vital’ best summarizes the Rastafarian belief that pure food from the earth is the most physically and spiritually beneficial.

Origin

from I (used by Rastafarians to signify value) + vital or vittle.

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