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n. pl. ha·man·tasch·en (-tä′shən)
A triangular pastry with a filling such as preserves or poppy seeds, traditionally served in Jewish communities around Purim.

[Yiddish homentash, probably alteration (influenced by post-Biblical Hebrew 'oznê Hāmān, hamantaschen, literally "Haman's ears") of a Yiddish word akin to German Mohntasche, poppy-seed pastry : Mohn, poppy (from Middle High German māhen, from Old High German; akin to Greek mēkōn), Tasche, pocket, pouch (from Middle High German, from Old High German tasca, of unknown origin).]


(ˈhɑːmənˌtɑːʃ; ˈhʌmən-)
(Cookery) Judaism a pastry, triangular in shape, that contains various types of filling, including prunes and poppy seeds, and is traditionally eaten at the Jewish festival of Purim
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Julia O'Neil-Welch, program coordinator at the JCC, said preschool children helped to bake three-cornered cookies called hamantaschen, with jelly or poppy-seed filling hidden inside, and will play games like "Pin the Mustache on Haman.
The food associated with Purim is a tasty, jam-filled pastry called hamantaschen.
Manny Mendelbaum loved to bake the triangle-shaped cookies called hamantaschen (HAH-mun-TASH-un).
Hamantaschen, a crunchy sort of cookie pastry shaped like a three-cornered hat, was delish
Chocolate was not easily accessible and was expensive, although it did eventually make its way into festive foods such as hamantaschen, sufganiyot, rugelach and Passover chocolate cakes.
So are the carnivals, where masked and costumed children roam and eat triangular, poppy seed or fruit-filled sweet pastries known as hamantaschen.
Then he added Mom's favorite poppy-seed hamantaschen.
Place your order for a Lox Box or single orders for hamantaschen (three-cornered filled cookies) by calling the office at (661) 942-4415.