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tahini

[ 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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tahini

tahina (təˈhiːnə)

/ (təˈhiːnɪ) /

noun

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

from Arabic
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