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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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 There’s the requisite hummus and baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, grape leaves and the like. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Dearborn's La2 Mooshi Grill melds Lebanese and Brazilian," 31 May 2018 The peanut gallery would have concurred, but her mouth was stuffed too full of hummus made with peanut butter. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spread joy: Cook with peanut butter | The Sacramento Bee," 3 Apr. 2018 The rising appetite for hummus is driving Canada’s farmers to plant the biggest chickpea crop in 11 years., "Head of investment firm previously based in Mass. resigns after ALS diagnosis," 29 May 2018 Adding Greek yogurt to hummus makes it even creamier, and also adds a pretty substantial amount of protein (there are 20 grams total in this simple vegetarian lunch!). Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 Easy No-Cook Lunch Ideas You Can Pack for Work," 7 May 2018 In her latest Culinary SOS column, Noelle gets the recipe for the chickpea hummus from Rooftop by JG in Beverly Hills., "On the highs of Tokyo, 4/20 and rosé season," 21 Apr. 2018 Soapbox Influencer Marketing, a company that connects brands with influencers, features a case study on its website for a new hummus from Bush’s Beans. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "Uncovering Instagram Bots With a New Kind of Detective Work," 12 Mar. 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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English Language Learners Definition of hummus

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

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