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hu·mus 1

 (hyo͞o′məs)
n.
A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.

[Latin, soil; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

hum·us 2

 (ho͝om′əs, hŭm′-)
n.
Variant of hummus.

humus

(ˈhjuːməs)
n
(Biology) a dark brown or black colloidal mass of partially decomposed organic matter in the soil. It improves the fertility and water retention of the soil and is therefore important for plant growth
[C18: from Latin: soil, earth]
Usage: Avoid confusion with hummus

hu•mus

(ˈhyu məs; often ˈyu-)

n.
the dark organic material in soils, produced by the decomposition of vegetable or animal matter.
[1790–1800; < Latin: earth, ground; akin to Greek chamaí on the ground, chthṓn earth, Skt kṣam-, Lithuanian žẽmė, Serbo-Croatian zèmlja ground, earth]

hu·mus

(hyo͞o′məs)
A dark-brown or black organic substance made up of decayed plant or animal matter. Humus provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.

humus

The organic content of soil produced as a result of the decomposition of plants and animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humus - partially decomposed organic matterhumus - partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
A horizon, A-horizon - the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
2.humus - a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
Translations
humus
humus
moldefni, húmus
humusaspuvenos
humuss
humuskara toprak

humus

[ˈhjuːməs] N (Bio) → humus m

humus

[ˈhuːməs] nhumus m

humus

nHumus m

humus

[ˈhjuːməs] nhumus m

humus

(ˈhjuːməs) noun
a substance like earth, made of decayed plants, leaves etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
01 mm), which concentrates 95-100% of humus and clay minerals.
The humus cover is always more or less influenced by the flux of falling plant debris on or into the soil.
products help build humus in shallow soil which helps hold nutrients and water in the rhizosphere and can improve root vigor leading to better production.
The published data on B in humus fractions should be treated with caution, as the commonly utilised procedures are able to extract only a part of soil humus.
Opting to leave nearly half the humus intact, we were asked by the smiling waitress if we were ready for our main dishes which were brought out a few moments later.
The large sizes of nodules in legumes planted in humus soil could be explained on the basis of high nutrient level of humus soils.
A portion of the clay-humus complex collected after sonification was saturated with Na to remove nearly all exchangeable K held on the exchange sites of humus and clay (~250-300 mg/kg clay) and then treated with 30% [H.
Finally, the leaves can be raked into piles for transport to a leaf humus pile.
Not to be perturbed, I started on the vine leaves, mixed the tzatziki, salad and feta together and used the pitta bread to scoop up all the humus.
In the investigated sample, the total content of organic carbon (by Tjurin method) and fraction and group composition of humus (by Plotnikov-Ponomarjov method) were determined.
Dump debris in top, insert fork through side slot and fluff to aerate, open door in bottom to remove humus," etc.
This high grade humus compost is used to increase resistance to sicknesses in the soil.