[ khah-luh, hah ]
/ ˈxɑ lə, ˈhɑ /
a loaf of rich white bread leavened with yeast and containing eggs, often braided before baking, prepared especially for the Jewish Sabbath.
Also chal·leh, hallah.
Origin of challah
From the Hebrew word hallāh
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Examples from the Web for challah
In 2003, he held a $500-a-plate “sandwich-naming” for Rep. Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, who chose roast beef on challah.
Change the crusty bread for a sweet roll or challah bread and you have a medianoche.
British Dictionary definitions for challah
/ (ˈhɑːlə, Hebrew xaˈla) /
noun plural -lahs or -loth (Hebrew -ˈlɔt)
bread, usually in the form of a plaited loaf, traditionally eaten by Jews to celebrate the Sabbath
Word Origin for challah
from Hebrew hallāh
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