hummus

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noun hum·mus \ˈhə-məs, ˈhu̇-\

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 and Etymology of hummus

Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas


First Known Use: 1949


HUMMUS Defined for English Language Learners

hummus

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noun hum·mus \ˈhə-məs, ˈhu̇-\

Definition of hummus for English Language Learners

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


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