tahini

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From Arabic طَحِينَة(ṭaḥīna), from the root ط ح ن (ṭ-ḥ-n) related to grinding. Final -i most probably from Levantine dialects or from Greek ταχίνι(tachíni).

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tahini ‎(countable and uncountable, plural tahinis)

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

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