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Definition 1: a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for humus in the sense of this definition

(humus is a kind of ...) a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

Definition 2: partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil - [noun denoting substance]

(humus is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

(... is made of the substance humus) the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus

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