tahini

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طحينة (ṭaḥīna), from the root ط ح ن (ṭ-ḥ-n) related to grinding.

Final -i most probably from Levantine dialects or from Greek ταχίνι

Noun[edit]

tahini (uncountable)

  1. A paste made from ground sesame seeds; used to make hummus, baba ghanoush etc.

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