noun hal·vah \häl-ˈvä; ˈhäl-(ˌ)vä, -və\

Definition of HALVAH

:  a flaky confection of crushed sesame seeds in a base of syrup (as of honey)

Variants of HALVAH

hal·vah or hal·va \häl-ˈvä; ˈhäl-(ˌ)vä, -və\

Origin of HALVAH

Yiddish halva, from Romanian, from Turkish helva, from Arabic ḥalwā sweetmeat
First Known Use: 1846


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