matzah

matzah

[maht-suh; Sephardic Hebrew mah-tsah; Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-tsaw]
noun, plural matzahs [maht-suhz] , matzoth, matzot, matzos [Sephardic Hebrew mah-tsawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-tsohs] .
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matzo, matzoh, matza or matzah (ˈmætˈsəʊ, ˈmætsə)
 
n , pl matzos, matzohs, matzas, matzahs, matzoth
a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover
 
[from Hebrew matsāh]
 
matzoh, matzoh, matza or matzah (ˈmætˈsəʊ, ˈmætsə, maˈtsɔt)
 
n
 
[from Hebrew matsāh]
 
matza, matzoh, matza or matzah (ˈmætˈsəʊ, ˈmætsə, maˈtsɔt, maˈtsɔt)
 
n
 
[from Hebrew matsāh]
 
matzah, matzoh, matza or matzah (ˈmætˈsəʊ, ˈmætsə, maˈtsɔt, maˈtsɔt, maˈtsɔt)
 
n
 
[from Hebrew matsāh]

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matzah

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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