[ til, teel ]
/ tɪl, til /
the sesame plant.
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Origin of til
Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1830–40
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/ (tɪl, tiːl) /
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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variant of till (prep.) or short for until.
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