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Definition of sesame noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sesame

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsesəmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsesəmi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a tropical plant grown for its seeds and their oil, which are used in cooking sesame seeds see also open sesame Word Origin late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sēsamon, sēsamē; compare with Arabic simsim.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sesame

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