maror

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maror

(mɑːˈrɔː)
n
(Judaism) Judaism a Jewish ceremonial dish of bitter herbs which is eaten during the Passover, symbolizing the bitterness of the Israelites' enslavement by the Egyptians
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He laid him at full length and cut out the sharp arrow from his thigh; he washed the black blood from the wound with warm water; he then crushed a bitter herb, rubbing it between his hands, and spread it upon the wound; this was a virtuous herb which killed all pain; so the wound presently dried and the blood left off flowing.
A conspicuous quality in the Dodson character was its genuineness; its vices and virtues alike were phases of a proud honest egoism, which had a hearty dislike to whatever made against its own credit and interest, and would be frankly hard of speech to inconvenient "kin," but would never forsake or ignore them,--would not let them want bread, but only require them to eat it with bitter herbs.
Lydgate, relieved from anxiety about her, relapsed into what she inwardly called his moodiness--a name which to her covered his thoughtful preoccupation with other subjects than herself, as well as that uneasy look of the brow and distaste for all ordinary things as if they were mixed with bitter herbs, which really made a sort of weather-glass to his vexation and foreboding.
She has been mad, and has come into the presence of a guilty king, and given him rue to wear and bitter herbs to taste of.
Hops, a bitter herb used in brewing beer, belongs to the same family of marijuana.
The Passover seder is one of Judaism's most simultaneously stable and mutable traditions: There are universally agreed-upon aspects of the ritual (the four questions, the bitter herb, the four cups of wine), and yet there are many variations.
But the more they find out about life on the island, the odder it starts to appear--why does no one drink Coke or eat ice-cream, why do they constantly chew the bitter herb known as Leaf, why are they all so strangely tranquil?
Like a lot of women, I went over my due date and I was trying to drink the traditional raspberry leaf tea which is a very bitter herb, although it is very effective at making the uterus contract.
He prescribed, amongst others, Chiraito tablets; chiraito is a classic bitter herb used for both reducing fever and, indeed, 'protecting the liver.
It's a terribly bitter herb," says Guy Walpole, owner of Middlesbrough's For Goodness Sake health shop on Newport Road.