challah

challah
(Alternate spelling: hallah)
(JEWISH)
   Ashkenazic egg bread.
   ♦ Typically made in braided form for the Sabbath, and in circular form for the Jewish new year (to remind us of the circular nature of life.).
   a sweet, eggy bread, usually braided, which is served on Shabbos or Jewish festivals.
   ♦ Braid Bread: Challah or hallah is a traditional Jewish bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays (except Passover, when leavened bread is not allowed). This association with Judaism is most prevalent in the United States, as challah is also a traditional bread in numerous European countries, such as Hungary, among local non-Jewish peasant populations

Italiano-Inglese Cucina internazionale. 2014.

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  • challah — (n.) from Yiddish khale, from Hebrew chala loaf of bread …   Etymology dictionary

  • challah — [khä′lə] n. [Yiddish khale < Heb chala, loaf of bread] the traditional loaf of rich white bread, usually braided or twisted, eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays …   English World dictionary

  • challah — also challa or hallah noun Etymology: Yiddish khale, from Hebrew ḥallāh Date: 1907 egg rich yeast leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • challah — noun A traditional braided bread eaten by Ashkenazi Jews on the Sabbath …   Wiktionary

  • challah —  (or chalah or hallah). Type of Jewish bread …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • challah — n. hallah, braided bread which is often sprinkled with poppy or sesame seeds (traditionally served during the Jewish Sabbath) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • challah — [ hα:lə, xα: lα:] noun (plural challahs or chalot, chaloth xα: lɒt) a plaited loaf of white leavened bread, traditionally baked to celebrate the Jewish sabbath. Origin from Heb. ḥallah …   English new terms dictionary

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