cholent

[ chaw-luhnt, chuhl-uhnt; Yiddish chawlnt ]
/ ˈtʃɔ lənt, ˈtʃʌl ənt; Yiddish tʃɔlnt /

noun Jewish Cooking.

a stewed or baked dish, especially of meat and beans, served on the Sabbath but cooked the day before or overnight over a slow fire.

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Origin of cholent

<Yiddish tsholnt, tshulnt, perhaps <Old French <Latin calentem, accusative present participle of calēre to be hot (>French, Old French chaloir, attested only in derived sense “to be of interest, matter”; cf. nonchalant); compare Hebrew (post-Biblical) ḥammīn cholent, derivative of ḥam hot
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British Dictionary definitions for cholent

cholent
/ (ˈtʃolənt) /

noun

Judaism a meal usually consisting of a stew of meat, potatoes, and pulses prepared before the Sabbath on Friday and left to cook until eaten for Sabbath lunch
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