Origin of couscous
Examples from the Web for couscous
A couple of years back, Jean-Yves Hepp was driving down the Champs-Élysées and dreaming of couscous.
Here were great copper cauldrons where the couscous was being prepared.
Couscous, kus′kus, n. an African dish of granulated flour steamed over broth.
The Kabyles live well at all events, and their couscous is renowned throughout all Algeria.
When he had placed it on the ground, they served a couscous with this ox.
One day they brought to one of them a dish of couscous with meat.
British Dictionary definitions for couscous
Word Origin and History for couscous
c.1600, from French couscous (16c.), ultimately from Arabic kuskus, from kaskasa "to pound, he pounded."