couscous

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noun cous·cous \ˈküs-ˌküs\

Definition of couscous

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

Origin and Etymology of couscous

French couscous, couscoussou, from Arabic kuskus, kuskusū


First Known Use: 1738


COUSCOUS Defined for English Language Learners

couscous

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noun cous·cous \ˈküs-ˌküs\

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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