chrein

Alternative Spellings

khreyn, khrayn, chrain, khrain

Definitions

  • horseradish

Example Sentences

  • That chrain was so charif it made my eyes water!

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

כרײן khreyn

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Sometimes red from beets, often put on gefilte fish. Related to Russian хрен and cognates in many Slavic languages.

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