Pronunciation: (ses'u-mē), [key]
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. See open sesame. Also called benne (for defs. 1, 2).
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