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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sesame  \Ses"a*me\,  n.  [L.  sesamum,  sesama,  Gr  ????,  ???:  cf  F. 
  s['e]same.]  (Bot.) 
  Either  of  two  annual  herbaceous  plants  of  the  genus  {Sesamum} 
  ({S.  Indicum},  and  {S.  orientale}),  from  the  seeds  of  which 
  an  oil  is  expressed;  also  the  small  obovate,  flattish  seeds 
  of  these  plants,  sometimes  used  as  food.  See  {Benne}. 
  {Open  Sesame},  the  magical  command  which  opened  the  door  of 
  the  robber's  den  in  the  Arabian  Nights'  tale  of  ``The 
  Forty  Thieves;''  hence  a  magical  password. 
  {Sesame  grass}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Gama  grass}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  East  Indian  annual  erect  herb;  source  of  sesame  seed  or 
  benniseed  and  sesame  oil  [syn:  {benne},  {benni},  {benny}, 
  {Sesamum  indicum}] 

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