[ tuh-hee-nee, tah- ]
/ təˈhi ni, tɑ- /
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noun Middle Eastern Cooking.
a paste made of ground sesame seeds.
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Origin of tahini
1895–1900; <Levantine Arabic ṭaḥīne, derivative of ṭaḥan grind
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Example sentences from the Web for tahini
Her idea to use tahini when building a sesame sauce is genius.
Gradually and sparingly add water while stirring the tahini quickly with a fork.
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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