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Its name means "dessert" in Aramaic; what Seder item is it?

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Answer: the Afikoman

The word Afikoman means "dessert" in Aramaic. According to "At the beginning of the seder, the middle of the three pieces of matzah is broken. The largest piece, called the afikoman, is hidden. During the seder, the children try to find the afikoman. If they find it, they hide it. At the end of the seder, the person leading the service will ask the children to bring the afikoman. The seder can only conclude after the afikoman is eaten. At this point, the children will bargain for some reward before agreeing to return the afikoman. The afikoman serves to keep the children involved and awake during the long seder service."

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