benne

or ben·ny

[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun

Southern U.S., especially South Carolina, and Bahamian English. the sesame plant or its seeds.

Origin of benne

1760–70, Americanism; < Wolof, Malinke bene
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British Dictionary definitions for benne

benne
/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun

another name for sesame
benne oil the edible oil obtained from sesame seeds

Word Origin for benne

C18: from Malay bene; compare Bambara bene
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