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hummus

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noun hum·mus \ˈhə-məs, ˈhu̇-\

Simple Definition of hummus

  • : a soft food made of ground chickpeas, garlic, and oil

Full Definition of hummus

  1. :  a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread

Origin of hummus

Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas


First Known Use: 1949

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