Definition of gingelly in English:

gingelly

(also gingelli)

noun

South Asian
  • Sesame oil; (also) the sesame plant, Sesamum indicum. Frequently attributive, especially in "gingelly oil".

Origin

Mid 16th century. Apparently from Spanish † genjoli, apparently aphetic from † agenjoli, variant of ajonjolí from Spanish Arabic al-jonjolī from Arabic al the + Spanish Arabic jonjolī, jonjolīl, variant of Arabic (literary) juljulān, (chiefly colloquial) jiljilān, juljalān sesame.

Pronunciation

gingelly

/ˈdʒɪn(d)ʒəli/