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[hahl-vah, hahl-vah] /hɑlˈvɑ, ˈhɑl vɑ/

a sweet, candylike confection of Turkish origin, consisting chiefly of ground sesame seeds and honey.
an Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Indian sweetmeat made of honey and containing sesame seeds, nuts, rose water, saffron, etc


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