couscous

noun
cous·​cous | \ ˈküs-ˌküs How to pronounce couscous (audio) \

Definition of couscous

: a North African dish of steamed semolina usually served with meat or vegetables also : the semolina itself

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Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl, then scatter the feta on top. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl, then scatter the feta on top. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl, then scatter the feta on top. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 Stir couscous, peas, and lemon juice into multicooker, cover, and let sit until couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Washington Post, "This chicken and couscous dish is a winning weeknight dinner," 15 July 2019 Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl, then scatter the feta on top. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl, then scatter the feta on top. Julia Turshen, Twin Cities, "How cooking for charity made me a better cook at home," 4 July 2019 Transfer the couscous to a serving bowl, then scatter the feta on top. Julia Turshen, Washington Post, "Make this easy, fragrant couscous anytime you want a crowd-pleasing side dish," 1 July 2019 The soy/Dijon/garlic sauce was ? and always enjoy an easy couscous recipe! Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "I'm Cooking Every Single Ina Garten Recipe. Here's What I've So Far Learned From the Barefoot Contessa.," 5 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of couscous

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for couscous

French couscous, couscoussou, from Arabic kuskus, kuskusū

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couscous

noun

English Language Learners Definition of couscous

: a North African food that is made from wheat and is in the form of very small, round pieces also : a dish of this food served with meat or vegetables

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