A confection consisting of crushed sesame seeds in a binder of honey.
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 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