zatar

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. An Israeli spice mixture made from oregano, basil, thyme, and savory, sesame seeds, and dried sumac.

Example Sentences

  • "I love humus with zatar."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic

Etymology

  • Classical Arabic زعتر za'atar 'thyme; za'atar'

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      za'tar, za'atar

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