matzo

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matza
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Hebrew מַצָּה ‎(matsá).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmætsə/, /ˈmætsəʊ/, /ˌmɑːˈtsɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːtsə/, /ˈmɑːtsoʊ/, /ˌmɑːˈtsɑː/

Noun[edit]

matzo ‎(countable and uncountable, plural matzos or matzot or matzoth)

  1. (uncountable) Thin, unleavened bread.
    Matzo is eaten by Jews on Passover.
  2. (countable) A piece of the above bread.
    • 2014 August 20, “Why Jews are worried [print version: International New York Times, 22 August 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      [W]hen a Hamas spokesman recently stood by his statement that Jews used the blood of non-Jewish children for their matzos – one of the oldest anti-Semitic canards around – European elites were largely silent.

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