hamantasch

[hah-muh n-tahsh, huhm-uh n-, hoo m-]

noun, plural ha·man·tasch·en [hah-muh n-tah-shuh n, huhm-uh n-, hoo m-] /ˈhɑ mənˌtɑ ʃən, ˈhʌm ən-, ˈhʊm-/. Jewish Cookery.

a small triangular cake often made with yeast and filled with a mixture of poppy seeds and honey or with prune paste, prepared especially for the festival of Purim.

Nearby words

  1. hamal,
  2. hamamatsu,
  3. hamamelidaceous,
  4. hamamelis,
  5. haman,
  6. hamantash,
  7. hamartia,
  8. hamartiology,
  9. hamartoblastoma,
  10. hamartoma

Origin of hamantasch

< Yiddish homentash, equivalent to homen Haman + tash pouch, pocket (compare Middle High German tasche, Old High German tasca; akin to task)

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