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n. Sweet, mushy mixture that represents mortar at the Passover seder.
"Shira's Persian grandma makes charoset with figs."
"One of my favorite parts of Passover is chopping the apples for charoses."
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charoises, kharoyses, haroset, charosis, charoses
Ingredients vary by region of origin. Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jews largely use dates, rather than apples. Common among Ashkenazim in the US: "The mixture of apples, sweet red wine, and chopped nuts that is placed on the seder plate at Pesach." (JPS)
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