American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical Asian plant (Sesamum indicum) bearing small flat seeds used as food and as a source of oil.
- n. The seed of this plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual herbaceous plant, Sesamum Indicum (S. orientale), widely cultivated and naturalized in tropical and subtropical countries. Its value lies chiefly in its seeds, from which is expressed the gingili-, sesame-, or til-oil. The seeds are also variously used as food. The oil in large doses is laxative, and the leaves when macerated yield a mucilaginous remedy, useful in cholera infantum, dysentery, etc. The plant is simple of culture, and thrives in sterile soil. It is somewhat grown in the southern United States. Also called
- n. A tropical Asian plant Sesamum indicum bearing small flat seeds used as food and as a source of oil
- n. The seed of this plant
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus Sesamum (S. Indicum, and S. orientale), from the seeds of which an oil is expressed; also, the small obovate, flattish seeds of these plants, sometimes used as food. See benne.
- n. East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
- 1425; Middle English sisamie, from Middle French sisame, learned borrowing from Latin sīsamum, variant of sēsama, from Ancient Greek σησάμη (sēsámē) (obl. σήσαμον (sḗsamon)) ‘sesame seed’, from Old Aramaic šwšmʾ (šūššmā), shortening of šwmšwmʾ (šumššemā), from Akkadian (Assyrian) šamaššammū, šamaššammi, literally ‘plant oil’, compound of (šaman) ‘oil’ and (šammu) ‘plant’. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sisamie, from Latin sēsamum, from Greek sēsamē, sēsamon, probably ultimately from Akkadian šamaššammū : šamnu, oil; see šmn in Semitic roots + šammu, plant; see šmm in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I like it too as a cold appetizer with vermicelli, bean sprouts, seaweed/black fungus, bamboo shoots etc whatever you feel like, and toss everything in sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and chili oil, if you like.”
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“Generally recognized as being native to East India, sesame is one of the most widely used foods in the world, with names for it in nearly sixty known languages.”
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