cholent

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From Yiddish טשאָלנט (tsholnt), of unknown origin, but may be from an Old French reflex of Latin calēns.

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cholent (plural cholents)

  1. A meat stew traditionally served on the Sabbath by Jews
    • 2007 March 18, Jennifer Bleyer, “‘City of Refuge’”, New York Times:
      As Mr. Schonfeld climbed the stairs, he was carrying a steaming 18-quart pot containing the traditional Sabbath stew known as chulent.

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