Pronunciation: ( Yiddish, Ashk. shä'läkh mô'nōs, -nus, shläkh'; Seph.shä-läkh' mä-nôt'), [key] Yiddish and Hebrew.
1. the practice of giving gifts to one another or to the needy on Purim.
2. any such gift, as cake, fruit, or money for charity. Also,sha'lach mo'nos.
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