Meaning of sesame

ses•a•me

Pronunciation: (ses'u-mē), [key]
— n.
  1. a tropical, herbaceous plant, Sesamum indicum, whose small oval seeds are edible and yield an oil.
  2. the seeds themselves, used to add flavor to bread, crackers, etc.
  3. SeeAlso called
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