matzo

noun
mat·​zo | \ ˈmät-sə How to pronounce matzo (audio) also -(ˌ)sō \
variants: or matzoh
plural matzoth\ ˈmät-​ˌsōt How to pronounce matzoth (audio) , -​ˌsōth , -​sōs \ or matzos or matzohs\ ˈmät-​səz How to pronounce matzohs (audio) , -​səs also  -​ˌsōz \

Definition of matzo

1 : unleavened bread eaten especially at the Passover
2 : a wafer of matzo

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Recent Examples on the Web With many kinds of food sold out in stores and many grocery delivery services down for the count, a lot of things just aren't available — including typical Passover (or Pesach) foods, like brisket or lamb, eggs, and even matzo. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, "Jewish People From Around The World Tell Us How They’re Celebrating Passover," 13 Apr. 2020 So, my kids drew the big bone and the gefilte fish on a piece of paper, and my 3-year-old insisted on eating a tortilla with ketchup instead of matzo. New York Times, "A Bouncer’s Advice for Breaking Up Sibling Fights," 11 Apr. 2020 The packages included essential items — including matzo, flowers for their tables and tea lights — to celebrate the holiday. NBC News, "'Zoomover': Still in quarantine, Jewish families prepare for a virtual Passover," 7 Apr. 2020 There are many special foods affiliated with Passover, the most notable of which is matzo, or unleavened bread. Michael Perry, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus fallout: A (virtual) Passover unlike any other," 31 Mar. 2020 With limited supplies of matzo in local grocery stores, my family starts buying up matzo meal, potato starch, and the works a solid month in advance of the Passover holiday. Katie Strasberg Rousso, Southern Living, "This Passover We Have What Our Ancestors Didn’t: Time," 9 Apr. 2020 With many kinds of food sold out in stores and many grocery delivery services down for the count, a lot of things just aren't available — including typical Passover (or Pesach) foods, like brisket or lamb, eggs, and even matzo. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, "Jewish People From Around The World Tell Us How They’re Celebrating Passover," 9 Apr. 2020 The menu includes gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo balls, chicken soup, brisket, roasted turkey, potato kugel, matzo kugel, sponge cake, honey cake, macaroon cookies and charoses. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout and delivery for Easter and Passover," 31 Mar. 2020 For the matzo balls: Ingredients 2 eggs ¼ cup light vegetable oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup seltzer (like Top Chico) ½ cup matzo meal Directions Whisk eggs with salt and oil. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Denver chefs share 3 recipes that’ll add a twist to your Hanukkah staples," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of matzo

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for matzo

Yiddish matse, from Hebrew maṣṣāh

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“Matzo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matzo. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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matzo

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English Language Learners Definition of matzo

: a dry, thin bread eaten especially by Jewish people at Passover

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