Definition of hummus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also houmous) noun
BrE BrE//ˈhʊməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊməs//
; BrE BrE//ˈhuːməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhuːməs//
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a type of food, originally from the Middle East, that is a soft mixture of chickpeas, sesame seeds, oil, lemon juice and garlic Word Originfrom Arabic ḥummuṣ.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hummus