n. "Literally, 'legumes'...certain foods that are restricted during Pesach in some Jewish communities." (JPS)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
kitniyos, kitniyos, kitniyot
Foods considered kitniyot: Peanuts, rice, corn (also corn syrup), beans (including soy)
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