Definitions for hummusˈhʊm əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hum•musˈhʊm əs(n.)

  1. a Middle Eastern spread or dip of puréed chickpeas with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and oil.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of hummus:

1950–55; < dial. Ar ḥummuṣ, ḥəmmoṣ chickpeas

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hummus, humus, hommos, hoummos, humous(noun)

    a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

Wiktionary

  1. hummus(Noun)

    A Levantine Arab dip made of chickpea paste with various additions, such as olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, often eaten with pitta bread, or as a meze. It is mostly eaten in the Levant.

  2. Origin: humus or حمص

Freebase

  1. Hummus

    Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Today, it is popular throughout the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, Morocco, and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.

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