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.
More example sentences
- 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:
- The British & World English dictionary