[til, teel]
Also teel.

Origin of til

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for tils


  1. another name for sesame, esp a variety grown in India

Word Origin for til

C19: from Hindi, from Sanskrit tilá sesame
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Word Origin and History for tils


variant of till (prep.) or short for until.

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