capitalized : a genus of tropical African and Indian herbs (family Pedaliaceae) having entire or divided leaves and irregular campanulate flowers with a curved tube dilated above the base and a 4-angled unarmed capsule see sesame
plural -s : sesame

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, sesame

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“Sesamum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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