Ali Baba[ä′lē bä′bə, al′ē bab′ə]
Ali Baba definition by Webster's New World
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in The Arabian Nights, a poor woodcutter who accidentally discovers the treasure of a band of forty thieves in a cave: he makes the door of the cave open by saying “Open sesame!”
Ali Baba definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights who gains entrance to the treasure cave of the 40 thieves by saying the magic words “Open, Sesame!”
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.”