bokser

Alternative Spellings

bakser, bahkser, boxer, boksir, baksir, bahksir

Definitions

  • The fruit of the carob tree, traditionally eaten on Tu Bishvat.

Example Sentences

  • “On Tu Bishvat, our Jewish Arbor Day, we eat bokser." (https://books.google.com/books?id=7wgmCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=%22eat+bokser%22&source=bl&ots=LmPxW2SATZ&sig=ACfU3U2T1OIsySH24tixC-gm8k_YsqiOmg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi705CIut_pAhWsHjQIHewQB-AQ6AEwAHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22eat%20bokser%22&f=false)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

באָקסער bokser 'carob'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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