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[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits] /Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈmɛts; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ mɪts/
noun, Hebrew.
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.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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