haroseth

noun plural but usually singular in construction ha·ro·seth \həˈrōs(h)ə̇th, -ə̇t, -ə̇s\\ḵəˈ-\
variants: or

haroset

or

haroses

\həˈrōs(h)ə̇th, -ə̇t, -ə̇s\ or

charoseth

or

charoset

or

charoses

\ḵəˈ-\

Definition of haroseth

  1. :  a pastelike mixture of apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine used during the seder meal on the Passover and symbolic of the clay from which the Israelites made bricks during their Egyptian slavery

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Origin and Etymology of haroseth

Hebrew ḥaroseth, ḥaroset, from ḥarsith, ḥarsit clay or earthen pot


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