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chametz

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈmɛts; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ mɪts/
noun, Hebrew.
1.

hametz

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[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈmɛts; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ mɪts/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
a food forbidden for use by Jews during the festival of Passover, especially a baked food, as bread or cake, made with leaven or a leavening agent.
2.
a dish, kitchen utensil, or the like used in preparing or serving such food and similarly forbidden for use during Passover.
Origin of hametz
ḥāmēṣ literally, that which is leavened
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chametz

/xaˈmɛtʒ; Yiddish ˈxomətʒ/
noun
1.
(Judaism) leavened food which may not be eaten during Passover
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