1. humus

noun. ['ˈhjuːməs'] a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East.


  • paste
  • hoummos
  • humous
  • spread
  • hummus


  • uncover
  • gather
  • stay in place
  • centralization


  • humus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Humus

  • animus
  • artemus
  • bemis
  • brademas
  • cadmus
  • christmas
  • christmas'
  • clackamas
  • deltadromeus
  • demas
  • demus
  • dermis
  • dethomas
  • domas
  • epidermis
  • erasmus
  • grimace
  • heironimus
  • hippopotamus
  • ignoramus

How do you pronounce humus?

Pronounce humus as ˈhjuməs.

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Sentences with humus

1. Noun, singular or mass
And if it is sandy, you can till in humus to make it heavier and more moisture-retentive.

2. Adjective
Once the organic materials are completely broken down, the product is humus.

Quotes about humus

1. To preserve the silence within--amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens--no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.
- Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

2. There are souls, he thought, whose umbilicus has never been cut. They never got weaned from the universe. They do not understand death as an enemy; they look forward to rotting and turning into humus.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

3. The Latin words humus, soil/earth, and homo, human being, have a common derivation, from which we also get our word 'humble.' This is the Genesis origin of who we are: dust - dust that the Lord God used to make us a human being. If we cultivate a lively sense of our origin and nurture a sense of continuity with it, who knows, we may also acquire humility.
- Eugene H. Peterson, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

2. humus

noun. ['ˈhjuːməs'] partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil.


  • soil
  • A horizon
  • A-horizon


  • cross
  • concentration
  • stand still
  • concentrated


  • humus (Latin)