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Etymology: Heb, kasher, fit or proper
pertaining to the preparation and serving of foods according to Jewish dietary laws (e.g., keeping dairy and meat separate in cooking and ingesting). Kosher foods include common fruits, vegetables, and cereals, as well as tea and coffee. Foods that are not kosher include pork, birds of prey, and seafood that lacks fins and scales, such as lobster and eels. Most poultry and meat products, excluding pork, are kosher if properly processed.
Vox populi Kosher entered mainstream English in the mid-1920s, as a synonym for correct, genuine, or legitimate
Denotes a diet that follows the dietary laws required in observant Jews; it interdicts consumption of some food altogether and requires that dairy and meat items be consumed at different times and on different dishes. Kosher butchers prepare meats and poultry according to hygiene precepts more stringent than those observed by nonkosher butchers.