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tahini

[tuh-hee-nee, tah-] /təˈhi ni, tɑ-/
noun, Middle Eastern Cookery.
1.
a paste made of ground sesame seeds.
Origin of tahini
Levantine Arabic
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Levantine Arabic ṭaḥīne, derivative of ṭaḥan grind
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tahini

/təˈhiːnɪ/
noun
1.
a paste made from sesame seeds originating in the Middle East, often used as an ingredient of hummus and other dips
Word Origin
from Arabic
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n.

from Arabic tahina, from tahana "to grind or crush."

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