humus humus  /ˈhju məs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
  2. (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

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Usage(s):

  1. Contrary to popular belief, landfill trash does not biodegrade into humus; the stuff ferments for centuries before becoming poisonous compounds.
  2. Fallen trees make pits where their roots were and these readymade pits expose humus-poor but mineral-rich soil.
  3. Some plastics today are being designed in a way that they biodegrade and leave behind humus and biogases.

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

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Quotes

  1. "Like leaves which fall off a tree forming the humus in which other plants can grow, we've got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines . . . so that our kids can build a reasonable life," Lamm said wisely in 1984. "We...
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Dick Lamm Source: U.S. News & World Report

  2. Moby says, "I designed this delicious Middle Eastern dish that included white bean humus tabouli, Kalamata olives and wholegrain pitta bread. Everyone loved it. SUSAN SARANDON practically licked the plate clean when she tried it. Only after a while...
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Moby Source: Contactmusic.com

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