[ tuh-hee-nee, tah- ]
/ təˈhi ni, tɑ- /
noun Middle Eastern Cookery.
a paste made of ground sesame seeds.
Origin of tahini
1895–1900; < Levantine Arabic ṭaḥīne, derivative of ṭaḥan grind
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British Dictionary definitions for tahini
/ (təˈhiːnɪ) /
a paste made from sesame seeds originating in the Middle East, often used as an ingredient of hummus and other dips
Word Origin for tahini
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