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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.

Etymologies

Turkish helva, from Arabic ḥalwā, from ḥaluwa, to be sweet; see ḥlw in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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