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Herbs eaten with the Passover meal (Exodus 12:8; Numbers 9:11 ). They were interpreted as symbolizing the bitter experiences of the Israelites' slavery in Egypt. Some have suggested that the bitter herbs comprised a salad including lettuce, endive, chicory, and dandelion. The word translated “bitterness” in Lamentations 3:15 is the same word translated “bitter herbs.”

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bitter Herbs'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​b/bitter-herbs.html. 1991.