haroseth

haroseth

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-raw-set; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-roh-sis]
noun Hebrew.
a mixture of chopped nuts and apples, wine, and spices that is eaten at the Seder meal on Passover: traditionally regarded as symbolic of the mortar used by Israelite slaves in Egypt.
Also, haroset, charoseth, charoset.


Origin:
ḥărōseth, akin to ḥarsīth pottery clay

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