noun plural but usually singular in construction
variants: or haroset or haroses \ həˈrōs(h)ə̇th , -​ə̇t , -​ə̇s \ or charoseth or charoset or charoses \ ḵəˈ-​ \

Definition of haroseth

: 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

History and Etymology for haroseth

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 24 Sep. 2022.

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