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matzoh

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

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 matzoh
matzoh
also matzo, flat piece of unleavened bread eaten by Jews during the Passover, 1846, from Heb. matztzah (pl. matztzoth) "unleavened bread," lit. "juiceless," from stem of matzatz "he sucked out, drained out."
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Encyclopedia Article for matzoh

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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