a Middle Eastern confection, a paste of ground sesame seeds and honey, often mixed as with chopped pistachios, dried fruit, or a flavoring
Origin of halvahTurkish helwa from Arabic halwa
A crumbly confection of ground sesame seeds mixed with sugar syrup or honey and often other flavorings and pressed into a solid mass.
Origin of halvahUltimately ( partly via Turkish helva ) from Arabic halwā from haluwa to be sweet &xlowdot;lw
- Alternative spelling of halva.