A Middle Eastern confection made of sesame flour and honey.
More example sentences
- The results run from simple brittle and toffee type sweets through halva, barfi, and sandesh, to the family of confections based on rasgullas.
- A favorite Palestinian candy is halvah, a sweet nougat made of sesame seeds and honey.
- Finally, ‘sweetmeats’ like halva and burfi can often round off a festive meal.
Yiddish, or from Turkish helva, from Arabic and Persian ḥalwā 'sweetmeat'.
Definition of halvah in:
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