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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benne  \Ben"ne\,  n.  [Malay  bijen.]  (Bot.) 
  The  name  of  two  plants  ({Sesamum  orientale}  and  {S. 
  indicum}),  originally  Asiatic;  --  also  called  oil  plant.  From 
  their  seeds  an  oil  is  expressed,  called  benne  oil,  used 
  mostly  for  making  soap.  In  the  southern  United  States  the 
  seeds  are  used  in  candy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benne 
  n  :  East  Indian  annual  erect  herb;  source  of  sesame  seed  or 
  benniseed  and  sesame  oil  [syn:  {sesame},  {benni},  {benny}, 
  {Sesamum  indicum}] 




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