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Definition of "humus" []

  • A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water. (noun)
  • Variant of hummus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "humus" in a sentence
  • "The word "humiliation" is rooted in the Latin word humus, which means "dirt.""
  • "The humus from the forests brought down to the sea through a number of rivers is absorbed as one of the main sources of food, both by the fish population in the rivers as well as the sea."
  • "If served at home ketchup, date-tamarind chutney or humus is an ideal dip to accompany."