from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Vegetable mold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. It is a valuable constituent of soils.

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  • noun An alternative spelling of hummus.
  • noun A large group of natural organic compounds, found in the soil, formed from the chemical and biological decomposition of plant and animal residues and from the synthetic activity of microorganisms

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  • noun partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
  • noun a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East


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Turkish humus or Arabic hummus

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From Latin humus.


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  • The humus stood dark and heavy over them once; the plow was its doom. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"

    July 19, 2008

  • I come with pita bread to save you.

    July 19, 2008