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hummus

[ huhm-uhs ]
/ ˈhʌm əs /
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noun Middle Eastern Cooking.
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

First recorded in 1950–55; from Turkish humus “mashed chickpeas,” or from Arabic 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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