Benne

• (n.) 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.
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Benne

Ben'ne noun [ Malay bijen .] (Botany) 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...
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