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humus

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noun hu·mus \ˈhyü-məs, ˈyü-\

Simple Definition of humus

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

Full Definition of humus

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

Origin of humus

New Latin, from Latin, earth — more at humble


First Known Use: 1796

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HUMUS Defined for Kids

humus

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noun hu·mus \ˈhyü-məs, ˈyü-\

Definition of humus

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




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noun hu·mus \ˈhyü-məs, ˈyü-\

Medical Definition of humus

  1. :  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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