maror (mah-ROAR) listen
maror (MAH-ror) listen


  • n. Bitter herbs placed on the seder plate on Passover to evoke the memory of slavery in Egypt; often horseradish or bitter greens.

Example Sentences

  • "Now we make a sandwich with maror and charoset."

  • "Don't grate the maror—I want it to taste real bitter..." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מרור

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • 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

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