sesamum

noun ses·a·mum \ˈsesəməm\

Definition of sesamum

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  sesame

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Origin and Etymology of sesamum

New Latin, from Latin, sesame


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