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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