couscous

[ koos-koos ]
/ ˈkus kus /

noun

a North African dish consisting of steamed semolina, served with vegetables and meat.

Origin of couscous

1590–1600; < French < Arabic kuskus, kuskusū < Berber seksu
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couscous

/ (ˈkuːskuːs) /

noun

a type of semolina originating from North Africa, consisting of granules of crushed durum wheat
a spicy North African dish consisting of steamed semolina with meat, vegetables, or fruit C17: via French from Arabic kouskous, from kaskasa to pound until fine
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