tzim·​mes | \ ˈtsi-məs How to pronounce tzimmes (audio) \

Definition of tzimmes

: a sweetened combination of vegetables (such as carrots and potatoes) or of meat and vegetables often with dried fruits (such as prunes) that is stewed or baked in a casserole

Examples of tzimmes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sides of sweet potato-carrot tzimmes with prunes, green beans and macaroons for dessert complete this classic meal. Holly Baumbach,, 25 Mar. 2021 The menu includes matzo ball soup, red wine and port braised brisket, tri-colored carrot tzimmes, and quinoa pilaf with red beets and kale. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 The meals come with charoset, matzo, matzo ball soup, roast brisket, and tzimmes made with carrots, sweet potatoes and prunes with honey. Josie Sexton, The Know, 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of tzimmes

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tzimmes

Yiddish tsimes, from Middle High German z, zuo at, to + imbīz light meal

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“Tzimmes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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