Etymology
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humus (n.)

"vegetable mould," 1796, from Latin humus "earth, soil," probably from humi "on the ground," from PIE root *dhghem- "earth." Related: Humous (adj.).

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Definitions of humus

humus (n.)
partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil;
humus (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: hummus / hommos / hoummos / humous
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