Tahini definitions

tə-hē'nē
A thick paste made from ground sesame seeds.
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A food paste made from ground sesame seeds.
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A paste made from ground sesame seeds; used to make hummus, baba ghanoush etc.
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Origin of tahini

From the colloquial Levantine pronunciation of Arabic ṭaḥīna from ṭaḥīn flour from ṭaḥana to grind ṭḥn in Semitic roots