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matzo

or mat路zah, mat路zoh

[ maht-suh; Sephardic Hebrew mah-tsah; Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-tsaw ]
/ 藞m蓱t s蓹; Sephardic Hebrew m蓱藞ts蓱; Ashkenazic Hebrew 藞m蓱 ts蓴 /
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noun, plural mat路zos, mat路zoth, mat路zot [maht-suhz; Sephardic Hebrew mah-tsawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mah-tsohs]. /藞m蓱t s蓹z; Sephardic Hebrew m蓱藞ts蓴t; Ashkenazic Hebrew 藞m蓱 tso蕣s/.
unleavened bread in the form of large crackers, typically square and corrugated, eaten by Jews during Passover.
one of these crackers.
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Origin of matzo

First recorded in 1840鈥50; from Yiddish matse, from Hebrew ma峁a梗膩h
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British Dictionary definitions for matzo

matzo

matzoh matza or matzah (藞m忙ts蓹)

/ (藞m忙t藞s蓹蕣) /

noun plural matzos, matzohs, matzas, matzahs or matzoth (Hebrew ma藞ts蓴t)
a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover

Word Origin for matzo

from Hebrew mats膩h
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Cultural definitions for matzo

matzo
[ (maht-suh) ]

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.

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