hametz

or cha·metz

[ Sephardic Hebrew khah-mets; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-mits ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈmɛts; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ mɪts /

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.

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Origin of hametz

ḥāmēṣ literally, that which is leavened
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