- 1A tall annual herbaceous plant of tropical and subtropical areas of the Old World, cultivated for its oil-rich seeds.
More example sentences
- Sesamum indicum, family Pedaliaceae
- Maize and sesame are common in the irrigated farms along the Wabe Sha ile River.
- Most of the crops are from dry land including groundnuts, sunflower, green gram, sesame and soya.
- The farmers in the village grew ragi, cow pea, pigeon pea, green gram, jowar, horse gram and sesame.
- 1.1 (sesame seed) The edible seeds of the sesame plant, which are used whole or have the oil extracted.More example sentences
- I look at the people in the cars all being served with processed meat on sesame seed buns.
- Pour black sesame seeds into one small shallow bowl and white seeds into another.
- It packs a powerful yet sensual punch, thanks to a blend of mint leaf, sesame seed and hazel wood.
- A free or unrestricted means of admission or access: academic success is not an automatic open sesame to the job market[from the magic formula in the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (see Ali Baba)]
late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sēsamon, sēsamē; compare with Arabic simsim.
More definitions of sesameDefinition of sesame in:
- The US English dictionary