A bowl of hummus.
hummus definition by Webster's New World
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a Middle Eastern dish, a paste of mashed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, etc., eaten as an appetizer
Origin: Turkish humus
hummus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also hum·us or hom·mosnoun
A smooth thick mixture of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice, and garlic, used especially as a dip for pita.
Origin: Colloquial Arabic ḥummuṣ, chickpea, variant of Arabic ḥimmaṣ, ḥimmiṣ.