Definition of couscous
: a North African dish of steamed semolina usually served with meat or vegetables; also : the semolina itself
Recent Examples of couscous from the Web
Kawai lightly poaches slices of jamon iberico in saltwater and arranges them atop a cylinder of couscous embedded with vegetables.
Angel Natal liked the chicken the most and thought the couscous was good.
Remove the core, coarsely chop it and transfer to the processor and pulse until the cauliflower looks like rice or couscous.
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Origin and Etymology of couscous
French couscous, couscoussou, from Arabic kuskus, kuskusū
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
COUSCOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of couscous for English Language Learners
: 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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