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  1. the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves had hidden their treasure.


  1. (in The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments) a poor woodcutter who discovers that the magic words “open sesame” will open the doors of the cave containing the treasure of the Forty Thieves

The title character in “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” a story from the Arabian Nights. Ali Baba gains the treasure of the thieves, which they keep in a cave with a magical entrance.

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