hamantasch

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noun ha·man·tasch \ˈhä-mən-ˌtäsh, ˈhȯ-, -ˌtȯsh\

Definition of hamantasch

plural

hamantaschen

play \ˈhä-mən-ˌtä-shən, ˈhȯ-, -ˌtȯ-\
  1. :  a 3-cornered pastry with a filling (as of poppy seeds or prunes) traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday Purim

Origin and Etymology of hamantasch

Yiddish homentash, from Homen Haman + tash pocket, bag

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