Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.]


(ˈhʊməs) ,




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


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
Its half-cup of hummus can be almost undetectable when the pureed chickpea dip is plain.
Bakchich owner Otto Mellouki said: "Mo Salah's favourite food is hummus falafel.
Kcal Life has recently launched a new range of dessert hummus made up of three flavours including Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mocha.
Summary: Lebanon's newest crisis has nothing to do with politics, but concerns one of the country's most treasured dishes: hummus.
Shutterstock) DUBAI: If a 70 percent sale on Nutella at a supermarket in France led to riots, what would Arabs do if the price of hummus were to rise?
FOR some people, hummus is more than just a dip: it's a way of life.
INGREDIENTS Serves 4 FRITTERS 2 x Bunches spring onions, thinly sliced 2tsp Smoked paprika 100g Self-raising flour 100g Plain flour 4 x Eggs beaten 160ml Milk 400g Sweetcorn Fresh chopped coriander 1 x Chopped red chilli Good pinch baking powder Salt to taste Oil for frying FOR PLATING UP 12 large scallops Diced cooked golden beetroot Hummus Chickpea tossed in vinaigrette Crumbled feta METHOD Sift the flours and baking powder in to a large bowl then beat in the eggs and milk to form a thick batter.
We became hummus addicts at an early age," the web site noted.
CUCUMBER HUMMUS SUSHI ROLLS These easy sushi roll-ups are packed with a delicious hummus mixture that guarantees you won't be able to stop at just one.
3 July 2017 - Florida, US-based investing fund Keen Growth Capital has acquired material interest ownership in hummus supplier O'Dang, making O'Dang a portfolio company of Keen, the company said.
Three brands of hummus produced by refrigerated foods manufacturer House of Thaller have been recalled by the (https://www.
According to the department, PA merchants have not been allowed to sell hummus made by a large Israeli company for two years.