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sesame leaf

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

sesame + leaf

NounEdit

sesame leaf (plural sesame leaves)

  1. a leaf of the sesame plant

Etymology 2Edit

Korean perilla leaves.jpg

Calque of Korean 깻잎 (kkae nnip, sesame leaf).

NounEdit

sesame leaf (plural sesame leaves)

  1. a leaf of the perilla plant

Usage notesEdit

In English-language cookbooks of Korean cuisine, 깻잎 (kkae nnip, sesame leaf) is often translated as ‘sesame leaf’, which is the literal translation, though it actually refers to leaves of the perilla plant, which is only distantly related to sesame.