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[Atlantic; from Wolof bεnε., Bambara bene sesame (Turner 1949:191)] n. the sesame seed: 1835 Sesamum indicum ... Benny (Journal 28). 1918 Benny, a grain much finer than corn (Parsons 50). You run your mouth like parch benny, [you talk a lot] (Nassau). (Gen.)

Tags: food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2010-09-01 14:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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