or sha·lach mo·nos
[Yiddish, Ashkenazic Hebrew shah-lahkh maw-nohs, -nuh s, shlahkh; Sephardic Hebrew shah-lahkh mah-nawt]
- the practice of giving gifts to one another or to the needy on Purim.
- any such gift, as cake, fruit, or money for charity.
Origin of shalach manoth
literally, giving out parts
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