noun kar·pas \ˈkärˌpäs\

Definition of karpas



  1. :  a piece of parsley, celery, or lettuce placed on the Passover seder plate as a symbol of spring or hope and dipped in salt water in remembrance of the hyssop and blood of the Passover in Egypt

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Origin and Etymology of karpas

Hebrew karpās, from Aramaic karpas

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to cast off or become cast off

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