Ali Baba[ä′lē bä′bə, al′ē bab′ə]
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ali baba - Cultural Definition
The title character in “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” a story from the Arabian Nights. Ali Baba gains the treasure of the thieves, which they keep in a cave with a magical entrance.
- Ali Baba opens the door of the thieves' cave with the magical password “Open, sesame.”