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."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
charoises, kharoyses, haroset, charosis, charoses
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