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Definition of Humus

Babylon English

rich soil formed from decayed matter
Humus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
N F
ground| soil| earth| land| country
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
region, earth, soil, dirt, sod.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
ground, earth, soil /land, country
Humus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
That portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. It is a valuable constituent of soils.
  
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humus
\hu"mus\ (?), n. [l., the earth, ground, soil.] that portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. it is a valuable constituent of soils.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
(hypernym) soil, dirt
(substance-holonym) A-horizon, A horizon
2. a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
(synonym) hummus, hommos, hoummos, humous
(hypernym) spread, paste
Humus Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Botanical Glossary of Taxonomic Terminology
The brown or blackish substance, sometimes called vegetable mould, which is the final result of the decay of organic matter in the soil.
Soil Glossary - Mani
The well-decomposed, relatively stable part of the organic matter found in aerobic soils. A complex aggregate of amorphous substances, formed during the microbial decomposition or alteration of plant and animal residues and products synthesized by soil organisms; principal constituents are derivatives of lignins, proteins and cellulose; humus has a high capacity for base exchange (CEC), combining with inorganic soil constituents, and for water absorption; finished compost may be designated by the general term humus.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
: The well-decomposed, relatively stable part of the organic matter found in aerobic soils. A complex aggregate of amorphous substances, formed during the microbial decomposition or alteration of plant and animal residues and products synthesized by soil organisms; principal constituents are derivatives of lignins, proteins and cellulose; humus has a high capacity for base exchange (CEC), combining with inorganic soil constituents, and for water absorption; finished compost may be designated by the general term humus.
Glossary Of Geography
Partially decomposed organic soil material.
Humus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In soil science, humus (coined 1790–1800; < Latin: earth, ground) refers to any organic matter that has reached a point of stability, where it will break down no further and might, if conditions do not change, remain as it is for centuries, if not millennia. Humus significantly influences the bulk density of soil and contributes to moisture and nutrient retention.

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Humus Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Cruising the Nile, Glossary & Info
A smooth creamy dip made from pureed chickpeas.
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A brown or black organic substance consisting of partially or wholly decayed vegetable or animal matter that provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.
Humus Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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