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English noun: humus

1. humus (substance) partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil

Broader (hypernym)dirt, soil

Substance meronymA horizon, A-horizon

2. humus (food) a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

Synonymshommos, hoummos, hummus, humous

Broader (hypernym)paste, spread

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