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benne

[ben-ee] /ˈbɛn i/
noun
1.
Southern U.S., especially South Carolina, and Bahamian English. the sesame plant or its seeds.
Also, benny.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism; < Wolof, Malinke bene
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British Dictionary definitions for benne

benne

/ˈbɛnɪ/
noun
1.
another name for sesame
2.
benne oil, the edible oil obtained from sesame seeds
Word Origin
C18: from Malay bene; compare Bambara bene
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