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benne

noun ben·ne \ˈbe-nē\

Definition of benne

  1. :  sesame 1



Variants of benne

also bene play \ˈbe-nē\

Origin of benne

of African origin; akin to Malinke bĕne sesame


First Known Use: 1769

Rhymes with benne


Medical Dictionary

benne

noun ben·ne

Medical Definition of benne

  1. :  sesame



Variants of benne

or bene \ˈben-ē\play

Learn More about benne

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "benne" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "benne"


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