benne

noun
ben·​ne | \ ˈbe-nē How to pronounce benne (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bene

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The pleasing entree is finished with hot-sauced honey and benne seeds. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "At Shilling Canning Company, history outshines much of the menu," 2 Aug. 2019 Read more about it here Oils: Oliver Oil Co. in Pitts, Ga., which won last year for its benne oil and sunflower oil. AJC.com, "Eight Georgia food producers win 2018 Good Food Awards," 28 Jan. 2018 The pleasing entree is finished with hot-sauced honey and benne seeds. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "At Shilling Canning Company, history outshines much of the menu," 2 Aug. 2019 Read more about it here Oils: Oliver Oil Co. in Pitts, Ga., which won last year for its benne oil and sunflower oil. AJC.com, "Eight Georgia food producers win 2018 Good Food Awards," 28 Jan. 2018 Brock's tortillas will be made using masa and benne seeds. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Big Star taco pop-up pairs famed Southern chef Sean Brock with Paul Kahan for 1-day event," 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of benne

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for benne

of African origin; akin to Malinke bĕne sesame

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benne

noun
ben·​ne
variants: or bene \ ˈben-​ē How to pronounce bene (audio) \

Medical Definition of benne

: sesame

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