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hal•vahhɑlˈvɑ, ˈhɑl vɑ(n.)

  1. a confection of Turkish origin, made chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of halvah:

1840–50; < Yiddish halva < Romanian < Turkish helva < Ar ḥalwā sweet confection

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