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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights who gains entrance to the treasure cave of the 40 thieves by saying the magic words "Open, Sesame!”

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  • proper n. The fictional protagonist of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, famous for his encounter with forty thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".
  • proper n. An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.
  • proper n. An Iraqi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

Etymologies

From Arabic علي بابا (ʿalī bābā). (Wiktionary)

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