(HAHL-vah) [Yiddish, from Turkish and Arabic] A sweet dessert or confection of Turkish origin, made with crushed almonds or sesame seeds and honey.

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  • halvah — or halva [häl vä′; häl′vä΄, häl′və] n. [Turk helwa < Ar halwa] a Turkish confection consisting of a paste made of ground sesame seeds and nuts mixed with honey, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Halvah — Halva Halva à base de sésame farci de pistaches. Le mot halva (aussi orthographié halwa, halvah, halava, helva, halawa, etc.), est un nom dérivé de l arabe حلوى ḥalwā (sucré) est utilisé pour décrire de nombreux types distincts de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • halvah — /hahl vah , hahl vah/, n. a sweet, candylike confection of Turkish origin, consisting chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey. Also, halavah, halva. [1840 50; < Yiddish halva < Rumanian < Turk helva < Ar halwa sweet confection] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • halvah — or halva noun Etymology: Yiddish halva, from Romanian, from Turkish helva, from Arabic ḥalwā sweetmeat Date: 1846 a flaky confection of crushed sesame seeds in a base of syrup (as of honey) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • halvah — n. sweetmeat made of honey and sesame seeds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halvah — hal·vah …   English syllables

  • halvah — hal•vah [[t]hɑlˈvɑ, ˈhɑl vɑ[/t]] n. coo a confection of Turkish origin, made chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey • Etymology: 1840–50; < Yiddish halva < Romanian < Turkish helva < Ar ḥalwā sweet confection …   From formal English to slang

  • halvah — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Halva — Balkan style tahini based halva with pistachios Halva (or halawa, xalwo, haleweh, ħelwa, halvah, halava, helava, helva, halwa, halua, aluva, chalva, chałwa) refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across the Middle East, South… …   Wikipedia

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