HyperDic: benny

English > 2 senses of the word benny / Benny:
NOUNplantbenny, sesame, benne, benni, Sesamum indicumEast Indian annual erect herb
person Benny, Jack Benny, Benjamin KubelskyUnited States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
benny / Benny > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'niy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > benny: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningEast Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil.
Synonymssesame, benne, benni, Sesamum indicum
Member ofSesamum, genus SesamumTropical African and Indian herbs
Partssesame seed, benniseedsmall oval seeds of the sesame plant
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishajonjolí, alegría, sésamo, sesamum indicum
Catalanalegria, sèsam, sesamum indicum, Sesamum indicum
English > Benny: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningUnited States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974).
SynonymsJack Benny, Benjamin Kubelsky
Instance ofcomedian, comicA professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
SpanishJack Benny
CatalanBenny, Jack Benny

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