chametz

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits]

noun Hebrew.


Nearby words

  1. chambord,
  2. chambray,
  3. chambré,
  4. chambéry,
  5. chameleon,
  6. chamfer,
  7. chamfer bit,
  8. chamfered,
  9. chamfron,
  10. chaminade

hametz

or cha·metz

[Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits]

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chametz

chametz

chometz

noun

Judaism leavened food which may not be eaten during Passover
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