haroseth

noun plural but usually singular in construction

ha·​ro·​seth
variants or haroset or haroses
həˈrōs(h)ə̇th,
-ə̇t,
-ə̇s
or charoseth or charoset or charoses
ḵəˈ-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Haroseth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haroseth. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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