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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of hum

1300–50; Middle English; ultimately imitative; cognate with German hummen to hum; cf. humblebee

OTHER WORDS FROM hum

un·der·hum, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hum

hum
/ (hʌm) /

verb hums, humming or hummed

noun

interjection, noun

an indistinct sound of hesitation, embarrassment, etc; hem

Derived forms of hum

hummer, noun

Word Origin for hum

C14: of imitative origin; compare Dutch hommelen, Old High German humbal bumblebee
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Medical definitions for hum

hum
[ hŭm ]

n.

A low, continuous murmur blended of many sounds.
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