Words nearby humus
Origin of humus
OTHER WORDS FROM humusnon·hu·mus, noun
Examples from the Web for humus
Why not chat over a plate of humus with members of Bereaved Families for Peace and Combatants for Peace?
Sometimes, as in the case of the humus masabacha at a certain SoHo eatery, I slip up.
When a plant perishes, its conversion into humus usually begins at once.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel|Samuel William Johnson
In Italian terra seems often to mean tellus, often humus, very rarely ager, constantly oppidum or castrum.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
Humus: the portion of the soil caused by the decay of animal or vegetable matter.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
Most of the crops require tillage, and that is exhaustive of the store of humus.Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement|Alva Agee
When the material had reached the condition of humus, the bacterial activity decreased to the point where fertility was restored.