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Benny   /bˈɛni/   Listen

East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil.  Synonyms: benne, benni, sesame, Sesamum indicum.
United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974).  Synonyms: Benjamin Kubelsky, Jack Benny.

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"Benny" Quotes from Famous Books

... you think that would be a most excellent arrangement," John answered, "inasmuch as you being the youngest would naturally live with her, and share the benefits, and in the end hope to fall heir to the whole, by skilful management. Pretty sharp, Benny! I see you ...
— Divers Women • Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston

... o' life to me," Mr Philp confessed, and paused for a moment's thought. "Tell 'ee what we'll do: you shall come with me down to Fore Street an' buy yourself a new hat at Shake Benny's: 'tis on your way to Rilla Farm. There in the shop you can hand me over the one you're wearin', and Shake can send mine home in a bandbox." He twinkled cunningly. "I shall be wantin' a bandbox, an' that gets me ...
— Hocken and Hunken • A. T. Quiller-Couch

Words linked to "Benny" :   comedian, sesame seed, genus Sesamum, Sesamum, benniseed, herbaceous plant, comic, herb

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