hummus

noun
hum·mus | \ˈhə-məs, ˈhu̇- \

Definition of hummus 

: a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread

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On the right is her Passover-friendly hummus made with quinoa instead of chickpeas. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, "Goodbye Gefilte Fish! Hello Pizza! Passover Rebels Break With Tradition," 30 Mar. 2018 At the time, each was perhaps the best in New York, the hummus whipped, with cumin, lemon, garlic, and tahini, until tantalizingly silky and light, the pita thick, soft, and chewy, with just a hint of charred crust. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Miznon Secures Pita Primacy at Chelsea Market," 21 Apr. 2018 Among Lane’s favorites are: Garlic pesto hummus with carrot, cucumber and pita bread. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Say hello to beer brunch! Gilbert's first OHSO Brewery opens April 23," 18 Apr. 2018 Cups of hummus and baba ghanoush ($3.49 each) were pleasant add-ons. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Halal Guys just might be the champ of Arlington's Champions Park dining scene | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018 Tigers - Chicken Shawarma Nachos This is a neat twist on a chicken shawarma sandwich, with chicken, hummus and garlic sauce piled atop pita chips. Ted Berg, USA TODAY, "All 30 foods at MLB's new 'FoodFest,' ranked," 13 Mar. 2018 Assembly: Spoon the hummus into a large trifle dish. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Mediterranean Layered Dip with Pita (recipe)," 31 Jan. 2018 But the unflashy fare (a safe, small dinner menu of salads, flatbreads, paninis and different types of hummus) was pleasant enough on a recent evening. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The food doesn't yet live up to the Perch's pretty promise of a view," 14 June 2018 Nonetheless, Bourdain set out to discover the questions of where felafel comes from and who makes the best hummus. CNN, "Anthony Bourdain shone a different light on the Middle East," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of hummus

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hummus

Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas

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hummus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hummus

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

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