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mat·zo

also mat·zoh  (mät′sə, -sō′, -sô′, mät-sä′)
n. pl. mat·zos also mat·zohs (mät′səz, -sōs′) or mat·zot or mat·zoth (mät-sôt′)
A flat, usually brittle piece of unleavened bread, eaten especially during Passover.

[Yiddish matse, from Hebrew maṣṣâ; see mṣ́ṣ́ in Semitic roots.]

matzo

(ˈmætˈsəʊ) or

matzoh

;

matza

(ˈmætsə) or

matzah

n, pl matzos, matzohs, matzas, matzahs or matzoth (Hebrew maˈtsɔt)
(Judaism) a brittle very thin biscuit of unleavened bread, traditionally eaten during Passover
[from Hebrew matsāh]

mat•zo

or mat•zoh

(ˈmɑt sə)

n., pl. -zos or -zohs (-səz) -zoth, -zot, -zos (-soʊt, -soʊs)
unleavened bread in the form of large wafers, eaten by Jews during Passover.
[1840–50; < Yiddish matse < Hebrew maṣṣāh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matzo - brittle flat bread eaten at Passovermatzo - brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
Translations

matzo

nMatze f, → Matzen m
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