Definition of matzo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmätsō/
(also matzoh or matzah /ˈmätsə/)

noun (plural matzos or matzoth /-ˌsōt/ /-ˌsōs/)

A thin, crisp unleavened bread, traditionally eaten by Jews during Passover.
Example sentences
  • Do you know the real reason why Jews have three matzoth at the Seder table?
  • For the few days of Passover, chametz and matzah are antithetical.
  • For example, one need not spend more than this amount for a tallit or tefillin, a sukkah or etrog for Sukkot, or matzah for Passover.


Yiddish, from Hebrew maṣṣāh.

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