hamantasch

hamantasch

[hah-muhn-tahsh, huhm-uhn-, hoom-]
noun, plural hamantaschen [hah-muhn-tah-shuhn, huhm-uhn-, hoom-] . Jewish Cookery.
a small triangular cake often made with yeast and filled with a mixture of poppy seeds and honey or with prune paste, prepared especially for the festival of Purim.

Origin:
< Yiddish homentash, equivalent to homen Haman + tash pouch, pocket (compare Middle High German tasche, Old High German tasca; akin to task)

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