Bennies



Benzedrine, especially in tablet form.
any amphetamine tablet.
benne.
Southern U.S., especially South Carolina, and Bahamian English. the sesame plant or its seeds.
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noun
another name for sesame
benne oil, the edible oil obtained from sesame seeds
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(old-fashioned, slang) an amphetamine tablet, esp benzedrine: a stimulant
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(US, slang) a man’s overcoat
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Jack, real name Benjamin Kubelsky. 1894–1974, US comedian
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