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haroseth

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

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Also ha·ro·set, charoseth, charoset.

Origin of haroseth

ḥărōseth, akin to ḥarsīth pottery clay
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