Definition of challah in English:
noun (plural challahs /ˈhäləz, ˈKHäləz/ or chalot(h) /häˈlōt, KHä-, -ˈlōs/)
A loaf of white leavened bread, typically plaited in form, traditionally baked to celebrate the Jewish sabbath.
- At the Jewish New Year the challah is baked in a circle, symbolizing the cyclical nature of life.
- She brought two bags full of kosher food: grape juice to make Kiddush, challahs, a virtual smorgasbord of goodies, and - this was Texas, after all - a juicy, kosher steak.
- I think he and I both know I could no sooner bake a challah than train an elephant - and I don't really want to attempt either.
1920s: from Hebrew ḥallah.
Definition of challah in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan