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pareve

[pahr-uh-vuh, pahr-vuh] /ˈpɑr ə və, ˈpɑr və/
adjective, Judaism.
1.
having no meat or milk in any form as an ingredient and being permissible for use with both meat and dairy meals as stated in the dietary laws:
a pareve bread; pareve soup.
Also, parve.
Compare fleishig, milchig.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < Yiddish parev(e)
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British Dictionary definitions for pareve

parev

/ˈpɑrvə; ˈpɑrəv/
adjective
1.
(Judaism) containing neither meat nor milk products and so fit for use with either meat or milk dishes Compare milchik, fleishik See also kashruth
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Encyclopedia Article for pareve

(Yiddish: "neutral"), in the observance of Jewish dietary laws (kashrut), those foods that may be eaten indiscriminately, with either meat dishes or dairy products-two general classes of food that may not be consumed at the same meal. Fruits and vegetables are classified as pareve unless cooking or processing alters their status. In modern times, cakes and similar foods are classed as pareve, provided they are made with vegetable oil (rather than butter) and with "neutral" liquids substituted for milk.

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