hommos

[hoo m-uh s]

hummus

or hom·mos

[hoo m-uh s]
noun
  1. Middle Eastern Cookery. a paste or dip made of chickpeas mashed with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini and usually eaten with pita.

Origin of hummus

From the dialectal Arabic word ḥummuṣ, ḥəmmoṣ chickpeas
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British Dictionary definitions for hommos

hummus

hoummos or houmous

noun
  1. a creamy dip originating in the Middle East, made from puréed chickpeas, tahina, etc

Word Origin for hummus

from Turkish humus

confusable

Avoid confusion with humus
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Word Origin and History for hommos

hummus

n.

1955, from Turkish humus "mashed chick peas."

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