Open Sesame Definition
Other Word Forms of Open Sesame
Origin of Open Sesame
From its use in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, translating French Sésame, ouvre-toi in Antoine Galland's version of the Ali Baba story in the One Thousand and One Nights, possibly based on an oral Arabic source.
From the magical formula Open Sesame used by Ali Baba in the Arabian Nights to open the door of the robbers' cave
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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