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Meaning of SESAME

Pronunciation:  'sesumee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil

SESAME is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: benne, benni, benny, Sesamum indicum
 See Also: benniseed, genus Sesamum, herb, herbaceous plant, sesame seed, Sesamum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ses"a*me\, n. [L. sesamum, sesama, Gr. ????, ???: cf. F.
s['e]same.] (Bot.)
Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus {Sesamum}
({S. Indicum}, and {S. orientale}), from the seeds of which
an oil is expressed; also, the small obovate, flattish seeds
of these plants, sometimes used as food. See {Benne}.

{Open Sesame}, the magical command which opened the door of
   the robber's den in the Arabian Nights' tale of ``The
   Forty Thieves;'' hence, a magical password.

{Sesame grass}. (Bot.) Same as {Gama grass}.