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



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//
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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