Question: English & Literature

What is significant about the title Sesame and Lilies? Lilies presumably refers to 'women' but 'sesame' refers to what exactly?

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sesame means the treasures hidden in books and lilies are the symbol of purity and beauty.sesame is that old enchanted arabian grain which opens the doors of king's treasuries of wisdom of ages stored away in books (from Arabian nights)

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