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Noun: humus  hyoo-mus
  1. Partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
  2. A thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
    - hummus, hommos, hoummos, humous

Derived forms: humuses

Type of: dirt, paste, soil, spread

Part of: A horizon, A-horizon

Encyclopedia: Humus