lekvar

Definitions

  • prune filling

Example Sentences

  • "Lekvar, or prune butter, is one of the three most iconic fillings for hamantaschen, along with poppy seed and apricot jam." (http://forward.com/articles/135985/a-case-for-tradition/)"

Languages of Origin

Hungarian

Etymology

perhaps from Hungarian lekvár 'jam, marmalade', but other cognates include Slovak lekvár

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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