Origin of sesame
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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.
Like any other show—and certainly one on the air for over four decades—Sesame Street had at least a few missteps.
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.
Other products are sesame, cotton, cucumbers, water-melons and onions.
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
The lamp-black is said to be made in China, by collecting the smoke of the oil of sesame.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Sesame is grown for the sake of the oil, which it yields to the extent of over fifty per cent.The Khedive's Country|George Manville Fenn
Amory continued to try to recollect the passage from Sesame and Lilies.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
British Dictionary definitions for sesame
Word Origin for sesame
Word Origin and History for sesame
early 15c., probably from Middle French sisame and directly from Latin sesamum (nominative sesama), from Greek sesamon (Doric sasamon) "seed or fruit of the sesame plant," a very early borrowing via Phoenician from Late Babylonian *shawash-shammu (cf. Assyrian shamash-shammu "sesame," literally "oil-seed"). First as a magic password in 1785 translation of Galland's "Mille et une nuits," where it opens the door of the thieves' den in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." Phrase open sesame current since about 1826.