from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confection consisting of crushed sesame seeds in a binder of honey.
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- n. Alternative spelling of halva.
Turkish helva, from Arabic ḥalwā, from ḥaluwa, to be sweet; see ḥlw in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)