- (noun) A particular herb, similar in flavor to thyme or oregano, used in Arab and Israeli cuisine, made from various Middle Eastern herbs.
- (noun) A Middle Eastern seasoning, having the herb as the main ingredient, with sumac (or other tart-flavored equivalent) and sesame seeds.
"The green-brown powder made from salt, sumac, sesame seeds, and the dried leaves of various herbs known as zaatar and other ingredients depending on region."
"Certainly, I remember that he and I would gleefully refer to "that bread" in conversations on the way home (we didn't know it was called zaatar manouche until years later)."
"Roasted red pepper, olive, zaatar and fresh basil (recommended: hummus on whole wheat everything)"
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