challah

[khah-luh, hah]
noun
a loaf of rich white bread leavened with yeast and containing eggs, often braided before baking, prepared especially for the Jewish sabbath.
Also, challeh, hallah.


Origin:
< Hebrew hallāh

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challah or hallah (ˈhɑːlə, Hebrew xaˈla, ˈhɑːlə, Hebrew xaˈla)
 
n , pl -lahs, -loth
bread, usually in the form of a plaited loaf, traditionally eaten by Jews to celebrate the Sabbath
 
[from Hebrew hallāh]
 
hallah or hallah (ˈhɑːlə, Hebrew xaˈla, ˈhɑːlə, Hebrew xaˈla, -ˈlɔt)
 
n
 
[from Hebrew hallāh]

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challah
from Yiddish khale, from Hebrew chala "loaf of bread."
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Example sentences
Fresh-baked challah is soaked in an egg batter and original spices, fried and topped with cinnamon and sugar.
It is customary to have challah, two braided loaves of bread, on the table.
Challah is sometimes sweetened using honey and sometimes includes raisins.
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