pa·​re·​ve ˈpär-(ə-)və How to pronounce pareve (audio)
variants or parve
: made without milk, meat, or their derivatives
pareve margarine
compare fleishig, milchig

Examples of pareve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Jewish law, pareve foods, such as fish, fruit and vegetables, are not considered meat or milk, and so can be consumed with either meat or dairy. Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 27 June 2023

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Word History


Yiddish parev

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pareve was in 1933

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“Pareve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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