a sweet, candylike confection of Turkish origin, consisting chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey.
- Also halavah, hal·va .
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British Dictionary definitions for halvah
an Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian sweetmeat made of honey and containing sesame seeds, nuts, rose water, saffron, etc
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