variants or less commonly moror
plural maror also moror
: the bitter herbs (as horseradish) eaten by Jews at the Passover seder to symbolize the bitterness of the Egyptian oppression of the Israelites

Word History


Hebrew mārōr

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“Maror.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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