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
The gold medal in this event goes to the green hummus made with fresh chickpeas and Thai basil and served with substantial puffs of whole-grain pita.
The Syrian contributions included falafel and hummus.
House of Thaller has recalled three brands of hummus topped with pine-nuts due to potential listeria contamination.
There have been no reports of consumers becoming ill from the hummus.
A Tennessee company has issued a voluntary recall for select hummus products sold nationwide and in Canada over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
For a shareable appetizer, try the SoHo Trio: butterbean and bacon hummus, pimento cheese, and hot crab dip served with peppers, pita, and hoe cakes.
There are three types of hummus on the menu, but our server wasn’t able to explain the differences.
Any mention of nutrition was fleeting, and lunch was Mediterranean fare (hummus, falafel, a pile of pita bread, etc), nothing uniquely healthy.
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Origin and Etymology of hummus
Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
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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