benne

benne

[ben-ee]
noun
Southern U.S., especially South Carolina, and Bahamian English. the sesame plant or its seeds.
Also, benny.


Origin:
1760–70, Americanism; < Wolof, Malinke bene

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

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