Toum or '''toumya '''is a garlic sauce common to the Levant, Egypt, and Iraq. Similar to the Provençal aioli, it contains garlic, salt, olive oil or vegetable oil, and lemon juice, traditionally crushed together using a wooden mortar and pestle. There is also a variation popular in many places, such as the town of Zgharta, where mint is added; it is called "zeit and toum" (oil and garlic).
Toum is used as a dip, especially with French fries and chicken, and in Levantine sandwiches, especially those containing chicken.
Usage examples of "toum".
From the few remaining toum planners' blueprints we burrowed up to what bunkers we could.
Tom is Toum, the God of the Sunset (called the Son of Apollo, the Piper, the maker of music).