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challah

noun chal·lah \ˈḵä-lə, ˈhä-\

Definition of challah

  1. :  egg-rich yeast-leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays



Variants of challah

also chal·laplay or hal·lah play \ˈḵä-lə, ˈhä-\

Origin of challah

Yiddish khale, from Hebrew ḥallāh


First Known Use: 1907

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