Definition of halvah
: a flaky confection of crushed sesame seeds in a base of syrup (as of honey)
Recent Examples of halvah from the Web
Restaurants Endomela: Jeremias’s ice cream shop in Akko, up the street from his restaurant, Uri Buri, is a showcase for flavors native to Israel—including cardamom, rose water, and halvah.
Make a yogurt dip for dates, make black halvah, eat it on plain white rice.
Seed & Mill, a halvah company, will have a cart selling tahini ground on the spot.
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Origin and Etymology of halvah
Yiddish halva, from Romanian, from Turkish helva, from Arabic ḥalwā sweetmeat
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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