from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thick paste made from ground sesame seeds.
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- n. A paste made from ground sesame seeds; used to make hummus, baba ghanoush etc.
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- n. a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
Turkish tāhin, sesame flour or oil, from Arabic ṭaḥīna, from ṭaḥīn, flour, from ṭaḥana, to grind; see ṭḥn in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Arabic طحينية (ʈaħinīya), from Arabic root word طحن (ʈáħana), meaning "to grind", closely related to طحين (ʈaħīn), flour. (Wiktionary)