Humus - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhjuːməs|  American pronunciation of the word humus
Brit.  |ˈhjuːməs|  British pronunciation of the word humus

noun

- partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
- a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East (syn: hommos, hoummos, hummus, humous)

Examples

returning the life-giving humus to the land

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