Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Judaism Prepared without meat, milk, or their derivatives and therefore permissible to be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes according to dietary laws: pareve margarine.

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  • adj. That has no meat or milk in any form as an ingredient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism

Etymologies

Yiddish páreve.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Yiddish פּאַרעוו (parev), פּאַרעווע (pareve) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Hebrew dietary term pareve [neither meat nor dairy] is used to convey the concept of the universal.

    Hannah Wilke.

  • Today's hechshers are practically blaring by comparison, and many mainstream producers now spell out the words "pareve," meaning neither dairy nor meat, and "kosher" itself.

    The Kosher Conversion

  • If you're lactose intolerant, anything marked "pareve" is for you.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Fish is also a practical choice for the holiday table - especially for Rosh Hashanah, when fish is cooked and served with the head on to symbolize the head of the new year - because it is pareve, meaning it can be eaten with meat or dairy, and because it can be light and lovely, served hot or cold and sauced in so many ways.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - Homepage

  • The nation of Avraham's children will never be "pareve" in the eyes of the world.

    Your Moral Leader

  • As in, did this pareve, poorly-written, not-entirely-credible account of first-time guilt-ridden yeshiva sex really ignite the firestorm of controversy that has dominated newspapers, blogs and Shabbat table conversation?

    Shira Dicker: Hook Up vs. Shut Up: Yeshiva University’s Sex Story Controversy

  • I was headed to Brookline, the clean little disproportionately-Jewish town I'd lived in during graduate school, where if you ain't pareve, you ain't nothin'.

    The Most Wonderfullest Christmas Ever

  • To make the frosting, whip up the butter (I used a combination of shortening and margarine to make this pareve) ...

    Orange Candy Corn Bars

  • This spinach kugel is a dairy kugel, though it can be made pareve to serve with meat if you swap out the milk with Mocha Mix and the butter with margarine.

    Aunt Bertha's Spinach Kugel

  • Founded in the early 1930s, the company grew into a national brand known for its Italian-style cookies, breadsticks and biscuits that are pareve, making them suitable for kosher diets.

    From a Cookie Factory to a Shopping Center

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