American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A confection consisting of crushed sesame seeds in a binder of honey.
- n. alternative spelling of halva.
- Turkish helva, from Arabic ḥalwā, from ḥaluwa, to be sweet; see ḥlw in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She brought me Jewish candy called halvah from her neighborhood which was so rich and delicious that I ate it till my stomach ached.”
“Where a tin of halvah, coffee-flavored, is the cause of a human assault-wave by a crowd heavy-laden with parcels:”
“So lunch will be pistachio halvah, bhaigan, saag, chicken tikka, and curry goat.”
“You may have citrus fruits, papaya, watery vegetables, yucca and bacalǻo, salted nuts, cream, and a little halvah.”
“Musical theatre and domestic ritual with potato kugel and halvah?”
“I also have wandered among the smoked fish, lean pastrami, marble rye, have stood by the wicked pickle barrel, have stared longingly at the crumbly halvah.”
“At Kitchen Caravan we consider ourselves to be serious halvah eaters, but we've never seen it used to make a mousse.”
“I often describe halva halvah/helwa/halaweh as the Middle Eastern equivalent of peanut butter fudge, only made with sesame seeds and slightly more crumbly.”
“This recipe is my own spin on halvah mousse, concocted out of my kitchen and imagination.”
“When I was in Turkey I developed a serious halvah habit.”
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"Halva (or halawa, xalwo, haleweh, ħelwa, halvah, halava, helava, helva, halwa, halua, aluva, chalva, chałwa, "حلاوة") refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across the Middle Eas...
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