from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See sesame.
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- n. sesame
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The name of two plants (Sesamum orientale and Sesamum indicum), originally Asiatic; -- also called oil plant. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called benne oil or sesame oil, used mostly for making soap. In the southern United States the seeds are used in candy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An annual plant, Sesamum Indicum, natural order Pedaliaceœ, a native of India, but largely cultivated in most tropical and subtropical countries for the sake of the seeds and the oil expressed from it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
They came to America from Africa and the Nigerian name for them, "benne", stuck.
By Minikonyha, amiben minden benne van « Tech hírek on July 2, 2009 at 7: 44 am
Africans, who called it “benne,” brought it with them to the United States in the 17th century during the slave trade.
Today, benne wafers -- thin cookies/crackers made with sesame seeds -- are closely associated with Low Country cooking, a style of cooking centered in Charleston, South Carolina.
Of course, sesame is traditional in Japanese cuisine, and Arabs use tahini in everything, not to mention the benne seed wafers of my youth!
* The secret password for the mice's counsel is "Egy aprócska kalapocska, benne csacska macska mocska" (pronounced "Edge ah-proe-tschka kala-poe-tschka, benne tchatchka matchka moh-tchka") (meaning "A tiny little hat with a silly cat's dirt in it").
It is without doubt accus., parallel with 'benne.'
They include his grandmother's wild goose beans and benne seed, an African sesame seed brought to the South Carolina Lowcountry by slaves.
És ez ilyen gyors is marad, mert nincs benne multitaszk.
Without a bunch of flavouring stalks me 3 tablespoons benne seeds (rather in individual flag)