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A thick paste made from ground sesame seeds.
[From the colloquial Levantine pronunciation of Arabic ṭaḥīna, from ṭaḥīn, flour, from ṭaḥana, to grind; see ṭḥn in Semitic roots.]
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(Cookery) a paste made from sesame seeds originating in the Middle East, often used as an ingredient of hummus and other dips
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ta•hi•ni(təˈhi ni, tɑ-)
a food paste made of ground sesame seeds.
[1895–1900; < Levantine Arabic ṭaḥīne, derivative of ṭaḥan grind]
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A paste made from sesame seeds. Used in Middle Eastern sauces and dips.
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n no pl → Tahina f, → Sesampaste f
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