Definition of hummus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈho͝oməs/
Pronunciation: /ˈhəməs/
(also houmous)


A thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic, made originally in the Middle East.
Example sentences
  • Spread hummus or black bean purée on whole-grain bread slices and sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips.
  • There was a huge spread of food, pasta salad, hummus, vegetables, and a big plate of chocolate chip cookies.
  • Make a turkey sandwich on nutritious whole-grain bread, or spread some peanut butter or hummus on a bagel.


From Arabic ḥummuṣ.

Words that rhyme with hummus

brumous, humous, humus, spumous, strumous

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hum·mus

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