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See sesame.

[Wolof and Malinke bene.]


1. (Plants) another name for sesame
2. (Plants) benne oil the edible oil obtained from sesame seeds
[C18: from Malay bene; compare Bambara bene]


(ˈbɛn i)

the sesame plant or its seeds.
[1760–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benne - East Indian annual erect herbbenne - East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
benniseed, sesame seed - small oval seeds of the sesame plant
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Sesamum, Sesamum - tropical African and Indian herbs
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Le mis en cause, qui exerce en qualite de chauffeur au sein meme de l'entreprise sud-coreenne, utilisait une scie a metaux pour couper les cables avant de les charger sur la benne d'un camion stationne non loin du lieu du forfait, a-t-on ajoute.
The newcomer to the lunch and dinner menu is a Crawfish Etouffee ($14), made with Carolina Gold rice, Creole seasoning and Benne seeds.
The surname began to develop about 1300 and, by 1374, John Benne, of Emley, had the occupation of 'dey'.
Certains camions ne disposent meme pas des ridelles de rigueur a l'arriere de la benne.
The Cookies, Coffee and Cream ($14) combines vanilla- and cinnamon-infused Wild Turkey American Honey bourbon with Kahlua and half and half, served in a glass rimmed with crumbled Benne wafer cookies.
Andrea Benne, 46, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and took her barbie everywhere, along with sister, Sharon Cowan, 52, and sisters in law Tracey Grant, 42 and Michelle Grant, 46.
They are perfectly seared, the center just done, and paired with a cauliflower puree, orange confit, and benne orange vinaigrette.
Caffe Benne has nearly 1,000 locations in South Korea, and 317 in China.
The starter, which dresses gorgeous raw fish in toasted benne (sesame) seeds, crispy bits of parsnip and a snappy peanut vinaigrette, is quite yummy.
Ryan recalls seeing benne seed paste for the first time and not realizing until much later that benne seed is the local term for sesame seeds.
La subvention comprend egalement 80 camions a benne, trois bulldozers et pelleteuses et 2 ainsi que la construction d'un certain nombre d'ateliers entierement equipes dans l'Etat de Khartoum .
In fact, that year the weather was so awful that it represented the lowest total visitor count in 20 years, according to David Benne, director of consulting services for Boulder-based RRC Associates, a research consulting firm specializing in travel, tourism and skiing.