challeh

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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