Definition of hummus in English:

hummus

(also houmous)

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌməs//ˈhʊməs/

noun

  • [mass noun] A thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic, made originally in the Middle East.

    • ‘This flatbread is wonderful with steak or chicken but can also be served as an appetizer with a brush of hummus or topped with salsa.’
    • ‘Spread hummus or black bean purée on whole-grain bread slices and sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips.’
    • ‘For lunch I might scoop up some hummus (half-fat, of course) with some wholegrain organic bread, but I'm trying to cut down on carbohydrates.’
    • ‘There was a huge spread of food, pasta salad, hummus, vegetables, and a big plate of chocolate chip cookies.’
    • ‘Make a turkey sandwich on nutritious whole-grain bread, or spread some peanut butter or hummus on a bagel.’

Origin

From Arabic ḥummuṣ.

Pronunciation:

hummus

/ˈhʌməs//ˈhʊməs/