Etymology
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hummus (n.)

Middle Eastern dish, 1955, from Turkish humus "mashed chick peas."

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Definitions of hummus

hummus (n.)
a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East;
Synonyms: humus / hommos / hoummos / humous
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