Origin of humus
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.
Word Origin for humus
1796, from Latin humus "earth, soil," probably from humi "on the ground," from PIE *dhghem- "earth" (cf. Latin humilis "low;" see chthonic). Related: Humous (adj.).