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



BrE BrE//ˈsesəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsesəmi//
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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 Originlate Middle English: via Latin from Greek sēsamon, sēsamē; compare with Arabic simsim.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sesame

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