Jew's mallow

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(Bot.) an annual herb (Corchorus olitorius) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India for its fiber.
a plant (Corchorus olitorius) used as a pot herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.

See also: Jew, Mallow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Four tenders for the supply of dry food & cereals portions including (a) dry beans, (b) dry Jew's mallow, (c) 72 % extraction flour & (d) high quality rice.
It was like ordering a delicious dish of chicken, rice and molokhiya (Jew's mallow), only to discover that you'd been given frogs' legs instead of chicken.
Chef Framient even plays with traditional Egyptian dishes and ingredients, like molokhia (also known as Jew's mallow), rabbit, pigeon and various spices we often find in Egypt's regional dishes.