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pa·re·ve(pä′rə-və) also par·ve (pär′və)
Prepared without meat, milk, or their derivatives and therefore permissible to be eaten with meat or dairy dishes according to dietary laws: pareve margarine.
[Yiddish pareve, of West Slavic origin; akin to Czech párový, paired, dual, from pár, a pair, from Middle High German pār, from Latin; see pair.]
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pa•re•ve(ˈpɑr ə və, ˈpɑr və)
containing neither meat nor milk nor their derivatives and thus permissible for use with either meat or dairy meals in accordance with the dietary laws: pareve margarine.
[1940–45; < Yiddish parev(e)]
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|Adj.||1.||pareve - containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism; "pareve margarine"; "parvebread"|
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
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