Definitions for tahinitəˈhi ni, tɑ-
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ta•hi•nitəˈhi ni, tɑ-(n.)
a food paste made of ground sesame seeds.
Origin of tahini:
1895–1900; < Levantine Ar ṭaḥīne, der. of ṭaḥan grind
a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
A paste made from ground sesame seeds; used to make hummus, baba ghanoush etc.
Origin: From (ʈaħinīya), from root word (ʈáħana), meaning "to grind", closely related to (ʈaħīn), flour.
Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine. East Asian sesame paste is typically made of unhulled seeds. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus, baba ghanoush and halva.
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