benne

or ben·ny

[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. benjamin-constant,
  2. benjaminite,
  3. benjamins,
  4. benjamite,
  5. benn,
  6. bennet,
  7. bennett,
  8. bennett's fracture,
  9. bennett, arnold,
  10. bennett, james gordon

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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