Definitions for tzimmesˈtsɪm ɪs
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a casserole or stew of vegetables, fruit, and sometimes meat.
Slang.fuss; uproar; hullabaloo.
Origin of tzimmes:
1890–95; < Yiddish tsimes < MHG z, ze, unstressed var. of zuo at, to+imbīz light meal; see in -1, bite
a stew of fruit or vegetables traditionally served on Rosh Hashana
Tzimmes, tsimmes, and other spelling variants is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish sweet stew typically made from carrots and dried fruits such as prunes or raisins, often combined with other root vegetables. Some cooks add chunks of meat. The dish is cooked slowly over low heat and flavored with honey or sugar and sometimes cinnamon or other spices. Tzimmes is often part of the Rosh Hashanah meal, when it is traditional to eat sweet and honey-flavored dishes. Traditionally sliced in rounds, carrots bring to mind gold coins, symbolizing the hope of prosperity in the year to come. The name may come from the Yiddish words tzim and esn. "To make a big tzimmes over something" is a Yinglish expression that means to make a big fuss, perhaps because of all the slicing, mixing, and stirring that go into the preparation of the dish.
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