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Variant of pareve.
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1. (Judaism) a variant of parev
2. (Cookery) a variant of parev
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(ˈpɑr ə və, ˈpɑr və)

also parve

adj. Judaism.
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.parve - 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
comestible, eatable, edible - suitable for use as food
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