Halvah Definition

hälvä; hälvä, hälvə
A Middle Eastern confection, a paste of ground sesame seeds and honey, often mixed as with chopped pistachios, dried fruit, or a flavoring.
Webster's New World

Alternative spelling of halva.


Origin of Halvah

  • Turkish helva from Arabic ḥalwā from ḥaluwa to be sweet x̣lw in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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