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Meaning of HUMUS

Pronunciation:  'hyoomus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil
 

HUMUS is a 5 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: A horizon, A-horizon, dirt, soil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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. --Graham.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The part of dirt or soil which comes from organic matter, such as from dead and decaying plants and animal remains.
 

 

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