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also hum·us or hom·mos  (ho͝om′əs, hŭm′-)
A smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, used especially as a dip for pita.

[Colloquial Arabic ḥummuṣ, chickpeas, variant of Arabic ḥimmaṣ, ḥimmiṣ, possibly of Aramaic origin; akin to Syriac ḥem(m)ṣē, chickpeas.]
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(ˈhʊməs) ,




(Cookery) a creamy dip originating in the Middle East, made from puréed chickpeas, tahina, etc
[from Turkish humus]
Usage: Avoid confusion with humus
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(ˈhʊm əs)

a Middle Eastern spread or dip of puréed chickpeas with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and oil.
[1950–55; < dial. Arabic ḥummuṣ, ḥəmmoṣ chickpeas]
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Noun1.hummus - 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
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