Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A triangular pastry with a filling such as preserves or poppy seeds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional Ashkenazi three-cornered cookie 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.

Etymologies

Yiddish homentash : Homen, Haman + tash, pocket (from Middle High German tasche, from Old High German tasca).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Yiddish המן־טאַש (haman-tash) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The Great Latke Hamantash Debate" (2006) is a collection of "scholarly" presentations on behalf of the latke, the potato pancake traditionally served during Hanukkah, and the hamantasch, the triangular filled sweet pastry associated with Purim.

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  • The Great Latke Hamantash Debate (2006) is a collection of "scholarly" presentations on behalf of the latke, the potato pancake traditionally served during Hanukkah, and the hamantasch, the triangular filled sweet pastry associated with Purim.

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