What does hummus mean?

Definitions for hummusˈhʊm əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hummus.

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


  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


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. hummus

    A type of food made from chickpea and various other ingredients depending on the recipe.

    Hummus is popular to eat with a wide variety of foods across the world.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hummus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hummus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cynthia Sass:

    So when you make a white bean dip or black bean hummus, you're really using the whole bean.

  2. Fox News:

    The Small Change Diet, creamy hummus adds a lot of flavor to a baked potato, with a lot less calories than butter.

  3. Jeff Katula:

    People often think they have to spend an hour at the gym or eat a diet full of hummus and superfoods, and when they can’t attain that level they just give up and don’t even try.

  4. Amer Kardosh:

    As usual in Israel, they declare that falafel, tehina, tabouleh, hummus and now jandali grapes are an Israeli product, i would like to inform you that these types of grapes are totally Palestinian grapes grown on Palestinian vineyards.

  5. Samantha Heller:

    There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less( of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.

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