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Definition: A chuppah is a Jewish wedding canopy. It is the traditional embroidered cloth canopy held aloft by four poles that is used in Jewish weddings.

A chuppah symbolizes the home to be built and shared by the newlywed couple. It is also symbolic of a new husband bringing his wife into his home. By entering a chuppah, a woman declares her independence from her family.

Chuppahs are traditionally decorated with colors, myrtle leaves, and roses.

Also Known As: Jewish wedding canopy
Alternate Spellings: huppah, huppa, chupah
Common Misspellings: chuppa
The bride and groom stood beneath a chuppah.
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