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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Graham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humus 
  n  :  partially  decomposed  organic  matter;  the  organic  component 
  of  soil 




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