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humus

noun hu·mus \ˈhyü-məs, ˈyü-\

: a brown or black material in soil that is formed when plants and animals decay

Full Definition of HUMUS

:  a brown or black complex variable material resulting from partial decomposition of plant or animal matter and forming the organic portion of soil
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Origin of HUMUS

New Latin, from Latin, earth — more at humble
First Known Use: 1796

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with HUMUS

HUMUS Defined for Kids

humus

noun hu·mus \ˈhyü-məs, ˈyü-\

Definition of HUMUS for Kids

:  the dark rich part of earth formed from decaying plant or animal material
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humus

noun hu·mus \ˈhyü-məs, ˈyü-\

Medical Definition of HUMUS

:  a brown or black complex variable material resulting from partial decomposition of plant or animal matter and forming the organic portion of soil

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