The name of two plants (Sesamum orientale and Sesamum indicum), initially Asiatic; -- also known as oil-plant. From their particular seeds an oil is expressed, called benne oil or sesame oil, made use of mainly to make soap. Inside southern United States the seeds are utilized in candy.
a yearly plant, Sesamum Indicum, natural order Pedaliaceœ, a native of Asia, but mostly cultivated generally in most exotic and subtropical nations with regard to the seeds together with oil expressed as a result.
East Indian annual erect herb; way to obtain sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil