benne oil
Benne Ben"ne, n. [Malay bijen.] (Bot.) The name of two plants ({Sesamum orientale} and {Sesamum indicum}), originally Asiatic; -- also called {oil plant}. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called {benne oil} or {sesame oil}, used mostly for making soap. In the southern United States the seeds are used in candy. [Also spelled {benni}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Benne — Ben ne, n. [Malay bijen.] (Bot.) The name of two plants ({Sesamum orientale} and {Sesamum indicum}), originally Asiatic; also called {oil plant}. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called {benne oil} or {sesame oil}, used mostly for making… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • benne — /ˈbɛni/ (say benee) noun the sesame, Sesamum indicum, from the seeds of which a fixed oil (oil of benne or benne oil) is expressed. {Malay} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • sesame oil — n a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in cosmetics and soaps called also benne oil, teel oil * * * [NF] the refined fixed oil… …   Medical dictionary

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