American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pasta of North African origin made of crushed and steamed semolina.
- n. A North African dish consisting of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A favorite west African dish, consisting of flour, flesh or fowls, oil, and the leaves of Adansonia digitata, or baobab. Also called by the natives lalo.
- n. The native name of a kind of phalanger, the spotted phalanger of the Moluccas. Also written coescoes. See Cuscus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of food used by the natives of Western Africa, made of millet flour with flesh, and leaves of the baobab; -- called also
- n. a spicy dish that originated in northern Africa; consists of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew
- n. a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina
- First attested circa 16th century, from French, from Arabic كسكس (kuskus) from Tamazight ⵙⴽⵙⵓ (seksu). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Arabic kuskus, from kaskasa, to pulverize; see kšš in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word couscous also refers to the feast meal itself, typically a platter of couscous served alongside a richly spiced stew of beef or lamb and vegetables.”
“Stir cilantro in couscous and serve with salmon and broccoli drizzled with olive oil.”
“But on the Mediterranean's southern coast, couscous is the carb of choice, dried fruits abound, and lemon juice replaces vinegar (a blessing for migraine sufferers like myself.)”
“When the couscous is cooked, stir in the juice of a lemon, lots of chopped parsley or coriander, black pepper and chopped roasted veg (peppers, aubergine, courgette).”
“You fucked up the potatoes, you can't even manage to heat your own damn house, the couscous is clumpy, there's a crazy animal in a cage over there, my child has a split lip and peed on me, then ate my fucking lobster, and now you're trying to take away my cauliflower?!”
“We tossed with less couscous for the adults the second night -- the kids liked a lot of couscous, which is the ratio you see in the pictures.”
“The smallest is couscous, which is actually a pasta made from semolina or whole wheat flour.”
“Israeli couscous aka pearl couscous, supercouscous, Israeli toasted pasta, and maftoul is larger, chewier, and nuttier than the kind usually found on supermarket shelves.”
“On a food note, if you serve it with giant couscous, which is my new favourite thing, then you get double roundness.”
“The most widely available form found in stores is the pearled, hulled type, although you may often be able to find traditional couscous, which is made from cracked millet.”
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