humus vs hummus : Common Errors in English

About humus vs hummus

The rotted plant matter you spread on your garden to enrich it is humus.The chickpea spread you dip your pita into is hummus (or hoummos). Turks call it humus, but that spelling of the word is better avoided in English: your guests might suspect you are serving them dirt.

humus Meaning(s)

  • (n) partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
  • (n) a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

hummus Meaning(s)

  • (n) a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East

humus in News

  • Mama fawning over baby

    Deborah Bifulco of Lafayette snapped this photo of a mama dear and her fawn in the Paulinskill Wildlife Management Area, at the Hyper-Humus Marsh. "The doe was nuzzling and licking the fawn," wrote Bifulco in an email.
    on June 19, 2013 Source: The Advertiser-News

hummus in News

  1. Baba’s Falafel works chickpea magic

    I’m a falafel nut, which means I’m often disappointed. Too often the fried knobs of ground chickpeas, spices and herbs comes from a box. Too often they are greasy, or too crunchy, or too soft. The pitas nestling them are dry, the hummus is manufactured in Peoria and comes from a tub, the tahini sauce [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  2. Grecian Delight Foods & Cat Cora Partner to Create Mediterranean Inspired Products

    Premium line of flatbreads, hummus and spreads debuted at the 2013 IDDBA Trade Show (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10814044.htm
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Summertime is picnic time

    Today’s recipe will be for hummus, a popular dip originating in the Middle Eastern countries. Although the ingredients for hummus have existed for centuries, some believe that the first evidence of this dish came about in the 18th century, not all that long ago.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Valley Free Press

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