tzimmes

noun
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

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tzimmes. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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