Definition of hummus
: a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread
Recent Examples of hummus from the Web
Sides include hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel and French fries.
Traditional gyro meat may be paired with pepper jack cheese and Comeback sauce, topped with pesto hummus, or served with house sausage and Buffalo-wing sauce.
Dinner itself, stiff but pleasant, is partly prepared by his wife and partly a take-out buffet of hummus and tabbouleh.
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Origin and Etymology of hummus
Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas
First Known Use: 1949
HUMMUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hummus for English Language Learners
: a soft food made of ground chickpeas, garlic, and oil
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