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halvah

[hahl-vah, hahl-vah] /hɑlˈvɑ, ˈhɑl vɑ/
noun
1.
a sweet, candylike confection of Turkish origin, consisting chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey.
Also, halavah, halva.
Origin of halvah
1840-1850
1840-50; < Yiddish halva < Romanian < Turkish helva < Arabic ḥalwā sweet confection
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halvah

/ˈhælvɑː/
noun
1.
an Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian sweetmeat made of honey and containing sesame seeds, nuts, rose water, saffron, etc
Word Origin
from Yiddish halva, from Romanian, from Turkish helve, from Arabic halwā sweetmeat
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