a tropical, herbaceous plant, Sesamum indicum, whose small oval seeds are edible and yield an oil.
the seeds themselves, used to add flavor to bread, crackers, etc.
- Also called benne (for defs. 1, 2).
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How to use sesame in a sentence
You’ll find it adds a grounding earthiness against carrot, fresh herbs and sesame seeds in this salad.5 hearty grains and how to use them in bowls, salads and even cake | Kari Sonde | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Tienda Salsita’s oil-based salsa güey originates in Vera Cruz and is like a cross between a salsa seca and Sichuan-style chile crisp, with garlic, chiles, and sesame seeds submerged in olive oil.The Best Specialty Brand Salsas According to Eater Editors | Mario A. Cortez | December 18, 2020 | Eater
You can also freeze them for up to 1 month, though you may lose a few more sesame seeds.Tahini stands in for peanut butter in these nostalgic sesame blossoms | Kathryn Pauline | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
It will be served on a sesame seed bun with classic toppings, the company said.Plant-based ‘McPlant’ burger launching at McDonald’s | Beth Kowitt | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
Those bits can break down into pieces no bigger than a sesame seed or piece of lint.Polluting microplastics harm both animals and ecosystems | Alison Pearce Stevens | November 3, 2020 | Science News For Students
Bert and Ernie, as sesame Street exasperatedly clarified, are not gay.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed | Melissa Leon | December 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For instance, sesame Street parodied grown-up shows 30 Rock, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey.
Of course, sesame Street's songs weren't only educational; from a pure tuneage perspective, the music was pretty kickass.
It goes without saying the theme-song “Can You Tell Me How to Get to sesame Street?”
In 1975, sesame Street became the first children's program to feature someone with Down Syndrome.
Of course, she would find out who he was, and then—yes, he would find the Open sesame for every door.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
If the cultivator has not caused corn or sesame to grow in the field, he shall not alter his bonds.The Oldest Code of Laws in the World | Hammurabi, King of Babylon
Not only are the delights of this country mine for the asking, but my name is an Open sesame in every land.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
Who would possess a lingam which was an Open sesame to devildom and not make use thereof?Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
How to read that we may gain this complete mastery of words, Mr. Ruskin has best told us in “sesame and Lilies.”English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for sesame
a tropical herbaceous plant, Sesamum indicum, of the East Indies, cultivated, esp in India, for its small oval seeds: family Pedaliaceae
the seeds of this plant, used in flavouring bread and yielding an edible oil (benne oil or gingili)
- Also called: benne, gingili, til
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