haroseth

[ Sephardic Hebrew khah-raw-set; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-roh-sis ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈrɔ sɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈroʊ sɪs /

noun Hebrew.

a mixture of chopped nuts and apples, wine, and spices that is eaten at the Seder meal on Passover: traditionally regarded as symbolic of the mortar used by Israelite slaves in Egypt.

Nearby words

  1. harold,
  2. harold hardrada,
  3. harold i,
  4. harold ii,
  5. harold iii,
  6. haroun-al-raschid,
  7. harp,
  8. harp on,
  9. harp seal,
  10. harper

Also ha·ro·set, charoseth, charoset.

Origin of haroseth

ḥărōseth, akin to ḥarsīth pottery clay

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