noun hum·mus \ˈhə-məs, ˈh-\

: a soft food made of ground chickpeas, garlic, and oil

Full Definition of HUMMUS

:  a paste of pureed chickpeas usually mixed with sesame oil or sesame paste and eaten as a dip or sandwich spread

Origin of HUMMUS

Arabic ḥummuṣ chickpeas
First Known Use: 1949

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with HUMMUS


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