Definition of pareve in English:

pareve

(also parev)

adjective

Judaism
  • Denoting or relating to a foodstuff made without milk, meat, or their derivatives, and therefore permissible to be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes according to dietary laws.

    • ‘Because of its vegetarian composition, it is classified as ‘pareve’ under Jewish dietary laws, meaning that it can be eaten with either a meat or a dairy meal and-equally importantly - before or after either, a welcome quality in a snack.’

Origin

1930s: from Yiddish parev ‘neutral’.

Pronunciation

pareve

/ˈpɑːrəvə/