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Origin of humus
OTHER WORDS FROM humusnon·hu·mus, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for humus
But enough humus–time to get back outside, and see a little archeology!
The particular phenomena of vegetation also afford abundant evidence that humus cannot be the only source of carbon.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
It did not notice Forrester scurrying away in the shape of an ant through the leaves and thick humus of the jungle floor.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
The generation of the humus-acids is probably hastened during the digestion of the many half-decayed leaves which worms consume.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
The upper few inches of soil is humus rich in organic matter; below this is clay.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman
See that the soil contains enough humus or vegetable mold to make it rich and to enable it to hold moisture.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn