plural -es
: 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

Word History


Hebrew karpās, from Aramaic karpas

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“Karpas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/karpas. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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