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matzah

[maht-suh; Sephardic Hebrew mah-tsah; Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-tsaw] /ˈmɑt sə; Sephardic Hebrew mɑˈtsɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɑ tsɔ/
noun, plural matzahs
[maht-suh z] /ˈmɑt səz/ (Show IPA),
matzoth, matzot, matzos
[Sephardic Hebrew mah-tsawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-tsohs] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑˈtsɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɑ tsoʊs/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for matzah

matzo

/ˈmætˈsəʊ/
noun (pl) matzos, matzohs, matzas, matzahs, matzoth (Hebrew) (maˈtsɔt)
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a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover
Word Origin
from Hebrew matsāh
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Word Origin and History for matzah
n.

also matza; see matzoh.

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Encyclopedia Article for matzah

matza

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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