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Synonyms. - Sesame Oil. Teel Oil. Benne Oil. A fixed oil expressed from the seed of Sesamum indicum Linne (nat. ord. Pedaliaceae).
A yellowish or yellow, oily liquid, inodorous or nearly so, and having a bland, nut-like taste. Sp. gr., 0.919 to 0.923.
Uses of Oil of Sesamum. Benne oil is used in preparing hair oil.