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matzo

/ˈmætˈsəʊ/
noun (pl) matzos, matzohs, matzas, matzahs, matzoth (Hebrew) (maˈtsɔt)
1.
a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover
Word Origin
from Hebrew matsāh
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unleavened bread eaten by Jews during the holiday of Passover (Pesah) in commemoration of their Exodus from Egypt. The rapid departure from Egypt did not allow for the fermentation of dough, and thus the use of leavening of any kind is proscribed throughout the week-long holiday.

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