Ali Baba: Meaning and Definition of

A•li Ba•ba

Pronunciation: (ä'lē bä'bä, al'ē bab'u), [key]
  1. the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves had hidden their treasure.
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