matzo

   , matzoh
   (MAHT-zoh) [Hebrew] The unleavened bread made of wheat flour and water, eaten by Jews during the festival of Passover, usually in the form of large, square crackers.
   Yesterday I took him to the Second Avenue Deli, and he gulped down matzoh-ball soup and a turkey sandwich. —Time, July 21, 1997.

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  • matzo — UK [ˈmɒtsə] / UK [ˈmætsəʊ] or matzoh UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms matzo : singular matzo plural matzos a type of flat bread traditionally eaten by Jewish people during the Passover holiday …   English dictionary

  • matzo — matz o, matzoh matz oh, n.; pl. E. {matzos} or {matzohs}; Hebr. {matzoth} [Heb. matsts[=o]th, pl. of matsts[=a]h unleavened.] A cake of unleavened bread eaten by the Jews at the feast of the Passover. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matzo — [mät′sə, mät′sō] n. [Heb matstsāh, unleavened] 1. a kind of thin, crisp unleavened bread eaten by Jews during the Passover pl. matzot [mät′sōt] matzoth [mät′sōt] matzos 2. a piece of this …   English World dictionary

  • Matzo — Hand baked shmurah matzo Machine made matzo Matzo o …   Wikipedia

  • matzo — n. (pl. os or matzoth) 1 a wafer of unleavened bread for the Passover. 2 such bread collectively. Etymology: Yiddish f. Heb. massah * * * matzo [matzo matzos matzoth] [ˈmætsəʊ] [ˈmɑːtsoʊ] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • matzo — or matzoh noun (plural matzoth or matzos or matzohs) Etymology: Yiddish matse, from Hebrew maṣṣāh Date: 1650 1. unleavened bread eaten especially at the Passover 2. a wafer of matzo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • matzo — noun A thin, unleavened bread. Matzo is eaten by Jews on Passover …   Wiktionary

  • matzo — mat|zo matzoh [ˈmɔtsə US ˈma: ] n plural matzos [U and C] [Date: 1800 1900; : Yiddish; Origin: matse, from Hebrew massah] 1.) a large thin piece of flat bread, eaten by Jewish people during ↑Passover 2.) a type of flour used to make bread, cakes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • matzo — /maht seuh/; Seph. Heb. /mah tsah /; Ashk. Heb. /mah tsaw/, n., pl. matzos, matzoth, matzot /maht seuhz/; Seph. Heb. /mah tsawt /; Ashk. Heb. /mah tsohs/. 1. unleavened bread in the form of large crackers, typically square and corrugated, eaten… …   Universalium

  • matzo — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, French bread, Holy Grail, Host, Irish soda bread, Italian bread, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, beadroll, beads, black bread, bread, bread stick, bread stuff,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • matzo —  Type of unleavened bread; pl. matzos (or matzoth or matzot) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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