Ali Baba

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A·li Ba·ba

 (ä′lē bä′bə, ăl′ē)
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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Ali Baba

(ˈælɪ ˈbɑːbə)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor woodcutter who discovers that the magic words "open sesame" will open the doors of the cave containing the treasure of the Forty Thieves
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A•li Ba•ba

(ˈɑ li ˈbɑ bɑ, ˈæl i ˈbæb ə)
the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves have hidden their treasure.
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Noun1.Ali Baba - the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' EntertainmentAli Baba - the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
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