tsim·mes or tzim·mes (tsĭmĭs)
1. A stew of vegetables or fruits cooked slowly over very low heat.
2. Informal A state of confusion.
[Yiddish tsimes : Middle High German ze, zuo, to, for (from Old High German; see de- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + Middle High German imbiz, light meal (from Old High German, from enbizzan, to eat : in, in; see en in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + bīzan, bizzan, to bite; see bheid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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