n. A Turkish pastry filled with potatoes, other vegetables, and sometimes cheese.
"My Bubbe makes the best burekas."
"Two burekes with spinach, please, and four with cheese." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- 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).
Who Uses This
burekahs, borekas, borekahs, burekes, borekes
Singular bureka or boreka. Not to be confused with בורעקעס búrekes 'beets' in Yiddish.
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