- (chiefly attributive) Sesame.
- benne oil; benne seed
- 2003, Carole Marsh, The Kitchen House: How Yesterday's Black Women Created Today's Most Popular & Famous American Foods!, page 15,
- Benne (sesame) seeds were secretly brought to America on the slave ships by black women who had used them in their native cooking. Benne seed cookies and candy were made by black cooks in Charleston and other lowcountry South Carolina locations.
- 2010, Frederick C. Knight, Working the Diaspora: The Impact of African Labor on the Anglo-American World, 1650—1850, page 62,
- For example, Rosanna Williams recounted that her African-born father would "plant mostly benne and rice." Emma Hunter also remembered that her grandmother planted benne.
- 2013, David S. Shields, Chapter 3: Prospecting for Oil, John T. Edge, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, Ted Ownby (editors), The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South, page 65,
- A window on the small-scale world of sesame oil production and benne cake livestock feeding is found in the pages of Thomas Walter Peyre's plantation journal (1834–59) at the South Carolina Historical Society. […] African Anerican farming of benne can be imputed only by anecdotal reports, yet numerous records attest to benne’s importance in the slave diet. Indeed, a complex benne cookery adapted from African practices was recorded.
- Rhymes: -ɛn
benne f (plural bennes)
- “benne” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
German Low GermanEdit
- Plautdietsch: benna
- inside someone or something, in him/her/it, him/her/it
- A: Itt van egy doboz. B: Mi van benne? ― A: Here is a box. B: What's in it?
- Nem bíznak benne. ― They don't trust her.
- Nincs benne harag. ― He doesn't have any anger in him.
- benne in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
- benne in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress)
- Rhymes: -ɛnne
- plural of