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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Piece of parsley, celery or lettuce placed on the Passover Seder plate.

Usage examples (11)
  • Since the brothers had to explain Joseph's sudden disappearance, they dipped his special coat of striped colors that his father had given him (the very word karpas is...
  • Placed on the plate are a roasted egg to signify rebirth in spring, karpas (parsley) to signify the springtime, a roasted lamb shank to signify the paschal sacrifice...
  • I remember being jealous of my friends who had potato for their karpas.
  • The children dipped the karpas (parsley) and the egg (and probably just about everything on the table) in the salt water. for more
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