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Hamantaschen

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Borrowed from Yiddish המן־טאַשן (homen-tashn).

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hamantaschen pl (normally plural, singular hamantasch)

  1. Traditional Ashkenazi three-cornered cookies eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. The filling may be made from variously from poppy seeds, prunes, nuts, dates, apricots, fruit preserves, chocolate, caramel, or cheese.
    • 2007 February 28, Florence Fabricant, “Food Calendar”, in New York Times[1]:
      A workshop for children and adults on making hamantaschen, the triangular pastries that are traditional for Purim, the Jewish feast being celebrated Saturday and Sunday, will be held tomorrow [] .

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