holishkes

Alternative Spellings

halishkes, holishkes, holeptses, holischkes, halischkes, holeshkes, haleshkes, holeschkes, haleschkes, holishckes, halishckes, holischckes, halischckes, holeshckes, haleshckes, holeschckes, haleschckes

Definitions

  • Sweet-and-sour cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and ground meat.

Example Sentences

  • "This Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish stuffed cabbage recipe, or holishkes, is a traditional dish for Sukkot." (https://www.thespruceeats.com/jewish-stuffed-cabbage-holishkes-recipe-1136770)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

האָלישקעס holishkes 'stuffed cabbage'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

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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