bikkurim

plural noun bik·ku·rim \biˌküˈrēm, -ˈku̇rim\

Definition of bikkurim

  1. 1 :  the first ripe fruits offered in thanks to God on the altar of the Temple in ancient Palestine

  2. 2 in modern Israel :  the products of the orchards and fields gathered and sold to further the Jewish National Fund

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Origin and Etymology of bikkurim

Hebrew bikkūrīm first fruits


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