HyperDic: humus

English > 2 senses of the word humus:
NOUNsubstancehumuspartially decomposed organic matter
foodhumus, hummus, hommos, hoummos, humousa thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic
humus > pronunciation
Soundshhyuw'mahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > humus: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningpartially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil.
Broadersoil, dirtThe part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Substance ofA-horizon, A horizonThe top layer of a soil profile
Spanishhumus
Catalanhumus
Adjectiveshumicof or relating to or derived from humus
humifiedconverted to humus
English > humus: 2 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningA thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East.
Synonymshummus, hommos, hoummos, humous
Broaderspread, pasteA tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
Spanishhummus, humus
Catalanhummus, humus

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