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sesame

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noun ses·a·me \ˈses-ə-mē also ˈsez-\

Medical Definition of sesame

  1. :  a widely cultivated annual erect herb (Sesamum indicum synonym S. orientale of the family Pedaliaceae); also :  its small somewhat flat seeds used as a source of sesame oil and a flavoring agent





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