maror

Pronunciations

maror (mah-ROAR)

Definitions

  • n. Bitter herbs placed on the seder plate on Passover.

Example Sentences

  • Now we make a sandwich with maror and charoset.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מרור

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      moror, marror

Notes

  • Bitter herbs remind us of slavery in ancient Egypt. Often horseradish or bitter greens.

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