or mat·zah, mat·zoh
- unleavened bread in the form of large crackers, typically square and corrugated, eaten by Jews during Passover.
- one of these crackers.
Origin of matzo
Examples from the Web for matzoh
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matzoh matza or matzah (ˈmætsə)
- a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover
Word Origin and History for matzoh
also matzo, flat piece of unleavened bread eaten by Jews during the Passover, 1846, from Hebrew matztzah (plural matztzoth) "unleavened bread," literally "juiceless," from stem of matzatz "he sucked out, drained out."
A flat piece of unleavened bread, resembling a large cracker, used by Jews (see also Jews) in place of yeast bread during Passover (see also Passover). According to the biblical account of Passover, God directed the ancestors of the Jews to eat unleavened bread, rather than delay their departure from Egypt (see also Egypt) by waiting for bread to rise.