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Meaning of hametz*

ha•metz

Pronunciation: (Seph.khä-mets' Ashk. khô'mits), [key]
— n. Hebrew.
  1. a food forbidden for use by Jews during the festival of Passover, esp. a baked food, as bread or cake, made with leaven or a leavening agent.
  2. a dish, kitchen utensil, or the like used in preparing or serving such food and similarly forbidden for use during Passover.
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