couscous

noun
cous·cous | \ˈküs-ˌküs \

Definition of couscous 

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

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Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the couscous is tender. Susan Selasky, ajc, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 3 July 2018 Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the couscous is tender. Susan Selasky, ajc, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 3 July 2018 Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the couscous is tender. Susan Selasky, ajc, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 3 July 2018 Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the couscous is tender. Susan Selasky, ajc, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 3 July 2018 Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the couscous is tender. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 Serve with brown rice, whole wheat couscous, or quinoa. Jose Cuadros, Philly.com, "Healthy family recipe: Salmon en papillote," 29 June 2018 The salad and its accompanying couscous are best served at room temperature; they can be made an hour or two before the dinner bell and set aside to wait. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Chardonnay, the Oregon Way," 14 June 2018 Step 6 Uncover and fluff the couscous, then stir it into the pan until the sauce is evenly distributed. Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post, "This 20-minute lemony shrimp dish is the weeknight hero you’ve been waiting for," 19 Feb. 2018

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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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