a paste or dip made of chickpeas mashed with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini and usually eaten with pita.
- Sometimes hom·mos .
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British Dictionary definitions for hummus
a creamy dip originating in the Middle East, made from puréed chickpeas, tahina, etc
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