[ pahr-uh-vuh, pahr-vuh ]

  1. having no meat or milk in any form as an ingredient and therefore being permissible for use with both meat and dairy meals as stated in the dietary laws: a pareve bread; pareve soup.

Origin of pareve

First recorded in 1940–45; from Yiddish parev(e); probably from Czech párový “paired, coupled,” a derivative of pár “a pair, a few,” from Middle High German pār pair1
  • Also par·ve [pahr-vuh] /ˈpɑr və/ .

Words Nearby pareve Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023