challah

[ khah-luh, hah ]
/ ˈxɑ lə, ˈhɑ /

noun

a loaf of rich white bread leavened with yeast and containing eggs, often braided before baking, prepared especially for the Jewish Sabbath.

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Also chal·leh, hal·lah .

Origin of challah

From the Hebrew word hallāh
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challah

hallah

/ (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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