from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made without yeast or any other leavening agent: unleavened bread.
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- adj. without any yeast or other raising agent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not leavened; containing no leaven.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not leavened: as, unleavened bread; hence, not affected as if by leaven.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made without leavening
The result is a hard compact substance known as unleavened bread.
When it is said, then, that they were going to eat the Pasch on the fifteenth day of the month, it is to be understood that the Pasch there is not called the Paschal lamb, which was sacrificed on the fourteenth day, but the Paschal food -- that is, the unleavened bread -- which had to be eaten by the clean.
He positively refused to touch the sad bread, as my Yankee neighbours very appropriately termed the unleavened cakes in the pan; and it was no easy matter to send a man on horseback eight miles to fetch a loaf of bread.
Matzah, also known as unleavened bread, is made from flour and water and eaten during Passover as a reminder of Jews 'flight from slavery in Egypt.
Set in Virginia during the last decade of the 17th century, the story follows four women bound to farmer Jacob Vaark: his wife, Rebekka, a woman "unleavened" by the death of her children; the Native American Lina, who lost her village to smallpox and finds refuge on the farm; Sorrow, a wild girl with a broken mind; and Florens, a young slave whose faltering but poetic voice forms the novel's heartbeat.
the inimitable Shmuly T, a video meditation on an aspect of Passover that may not be as widely known as unleavened bread:
We also eat a special kind of unleavened bread called matzah.
The traditional elements are all in place - including the Seder plate which holds unleavened bread, green vegetables, bitter herbs and a shank bone.
Because when you reduce it to the essentials, to what is absolutely necessary, it wasn't just unleavened bread that the unprepared Israelites took with them when they left Egypt.
But any beer they took with them would have been brewed in advance, so there would be no historical use of unleavened beer