hommos [hoo m-uh s] noun
hummus or hom·mos [hoo m-uh s] noun
- Middle Eastern Cookery. a paste or dip made of chickpeas mashed with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini and usually eaten with pita.
Origin of hummus From the dialectal Arabic word ḥummuṣ, ḥəmmoṣ chickpeas British Dictionary definitions for hommos hummus hoummos or houmous noun
- a creamy dip originating in the Middle East, made from puréed chickpeas, tahina, etc
Word Origin for hummus from Turkish humus confusable Avoid confusion withWord Origin and History for hommos hummus n.
1955, from Turkish humus “mashed chick peas.”