[ 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.
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Also chal·leh, hal·lah .
Origin of challah
From the Hebrew word hallāh
Words nearby challah
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Example sentences 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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