ses·​a·​mum | \ ˈsesəməm \

Definition of sesamum

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 plural -s : sesame

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New Latin, from Latin, sesame

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“Sesamum.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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