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or hal·va  (häl-vä′, häl′vä)
A crumbly confection of ground sesame seeds mixed with sugar syrup or honey and often other flavorings and pressed into a solid mass.

[Ultimately (partly via Turkish helva) from Arabic ḥalwā, from ḥaluwa, to be sweet; see x̣lw in Semitic roots.]


(ˈhælvɑː) or




(Cookery) an Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian sweetmeat made of honey and containing sesame seeds, nuts, rose-water, saffron, etc
[from Yiddish halva, from Romanian, from Turkish helve, from Arabic halwā sweetmeat]


(hɑlˈvɑ, ˈhɑl vɑ)

a confection of Turkish origin, made chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey.
[1840–50; < Yiddish halva < Romanian < Turkish helva < Arabic ḥalwā sweet confection]
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