• n. A spicy paste made from grated horseradish.

  • n. Horseradish.

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • כריין khreyn 'horseradish'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


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


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      krayn, krein, kreyn, krain, crayn, crein, creyn, crain, khrayn, khrein, khreyn, khrain, chrayn, chreyn, chrein


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