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

 

tahini

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//tɑːˈhiːni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɑːˈhiːni//
 
; BrE BrE//təˈhiːni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//təˈhiːni//
 
(also tahina
BrE BrE//tɑːˈhiːnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tɑːˈhiːnə//
 
; BrE BrE//təˈhiːnə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//təˈhiːnə//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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a thick mixture made with crushed sesame seeds, eaten in the Middle East Word Originfrom modern Greek takhini, based on Arabic ṭaḥana ‘to crush’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tahini