- Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that happens fifty days after Passover, celebrating spring harvest.
An example of Shavuot is a day in late spring when Jewish peple gather to eat a dairy meal and study the Torah.
Shavuot definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Hebrew (language) (chag-ha) shavuot, (the Feast of) Weeks ; from shavua, week ; from sheva, seven; akin to Indo-European an unverified form septṃ, seven
Shavuot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Sha·bu·othnoun Judaism
Origin: Hebrew šābû‘ôt, pl. of šābû‘a, week, from šeba‘, seven; see šbע in Semitic roots.