Word of the Day Parve

In Hebrew, the word not only denotes a dietary neutral, as in 'neither milk nor meat,' but also an anemic personality.

When the Yiddish word parve (meaning "neutral") is used to denote food that is neither meat nor dairy, such as plain pasta or fruits and vegetables, it means the food may be eaten with either category of food under the Jewish laws of kashrut, which mandate that meat and milk be eaten separately.