lekvar

Definitions

  • n. Prune filling.

Example Sentences

  • "Lekvar, or prune butter, is one of the three most iconic fillings for hamantaschen, along with poppy seed and apricot jam." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Hungarian

Etymology

  • perhaps from Hungarian lekvár 'jam, marmalade', but other cognates include Slovak lekvár

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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