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sesame
Sesamum indicum

ses·a·me

 (sĕs′ə-mē)
n.
1. An erect annual plant (Sesamum indicum) native to tropical Asia, widely cultivated for its small flat seeds.
2. The seed of this plant, used as food and as a source of oil. In both senses also called benne, til1.

[Middle English sisamie, from Latin sēsamum, from Greek sēsamē, sēsamon, probably ultimately from Akkadian šamaššammū : šamnu, oil; see šmn in Semitic roots + šammu, plant; see śmm in Semitic roots.]

sesame

(ˈsɛsəmɪ)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical herbaceous plant, Sesamum indicum, of the East Indies, cultivated, esp in India, for its small oval seeds: family Pedaliaceae
2. (Plants) the seeds of this plant, used in flavouring bread and yielding an edible oil (benne oil or gingili)
Also called: benne, gingili, semsem or til
[C15: from Latin sēsamum, from Greek sēsamon, sēsamē, of Semitic origin; related to Arabic simsim]

ses•a•me

(ˈsɛs ə mi)

n.
1. a tropical plant, Sesamum indicum, whose small oval seeds are edible and yield an oil.
2. the seeds themselves, used to add flavor to bread, crackers, etc.
[1595–1605; < Greek sēsámē sesame plant « Akkadian šamaššammū]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sesame - East Indian annual erect herbsesame - 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
Translations
сусам
SesamSesamsamen
szezámszezámmag
胡麻
참깨
сусам

sesame

[ˈsesəmɪ]
A. N
1. (Bot) → sésamo m
2. (Literat) open sesame!¡ábrete sésamo!
B. CPD sesame oil Naceite m de sésamo
sesame seeds NPLsemillas fpl de sésamo

sesame

[ˈsɛsəmi]
n (= plant) → sésame m
modif [seed, oil] → de sésame; [cracker, biscuit] → au sésame

sesame

n
(Bot) → Sesam m
open sesame!Sesam, öffne dich!; an open sesame (fig)ein Sesam-öffne-dich nt

sesame

:
sesame oil
nSesamöl nt
sesame seed
nSesamkorn nt; sesame rollSesambrötchen nt

sesame

[ˈsɛsəmɪ] n
a. (plant) → sesamo
b. (Arabian Nights) open sesameapriti sesamo (fig) an open sesame to sthun biglieto d'ingresso per qc (fig)