za'atar

noun za'a·tar \ ˈzä-ˌtär \
variants: or less commonly zaatar

Definition of za'atar

: a Middle Eastern spice blend made usually of dried herbs (such as thyme or marjoram), dried sumac (see sumac 3), and sesame seeds

Origin and Etymology of za'atar

borrowed from Arabic zaʻtar, saʻtar, ṣaʻtar "any of various herbs (as Origanum syriacum or Thymus serpyllum), a mixture of these herbs with sumac and sesame seeds"


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