hummus

or hom·mos

[ hoo m-uh s ]
/ ˈhʊm əs /

noun

Middle Eastern Cookery. a paste or dip made of chickpeas mashed with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini and usually eaten with pita.

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Origin of hummus

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

hummus

hoummos or houmous

/ (ˈhʊməs) /

noun

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

Word Origin for hummus

from Turkish humus

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Avoid confusion with humus
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