Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dish made from fried or boiled cornmeal or crumbled cornbread, typically served sweetened with syrup or in milk.
  • noun A tropical American yam (Dioscorea trifida) cultivated for its tubers.
  • noun The tuber of this yam, having a dry and floury consistency when cooked.

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  • noun Louisiana Cooked cornmeal mush cereal (served with milk or syrup).

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  • noun tropical American yam with small yellow edible tubers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Louisiana French couche-couche, from Caribbean French Creole cousse-couche, couche-couche, dish made of cornmeal, possibly of African origin, perhaps ultimately from Arabic kuskus, couscous; see couscous. Sense 2, from Caribbean English Creole, dish made of shaved cassava or coconut, the yam Dioscorea trifida (the yam being so called because of the dry and fluffy consistency of its cooked tuber ), possibly of African origin, perhaps ultimately from Arabic kuskus.]

Examples

  • He was a big powerful man, a dark laughing Cajun with white teeth and turquoise eyes who had been raised on boudin, cush-cush and garfish balls.

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  • He was a big powerful man, a dark laughing Cajun with white teeth and turquoise eyes who had been raised on boudin, cush-cush and garfish balls.

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  • He was a big powerful man, a dark laughing Cajun with white teeth and turquoise eyes who had been raised on boudin, cush-cush and garfish balls.

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  • Then she would pull off her shirt, scrub her hands and arms with Lava soap under the pump in the sink, and in her bra fill our bowls with cush-cush and make ham-and-onion sandwiches for our lunches.

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  • Then she would pull off her shirt, scrub her hands and arms with Lava soap under the pump in the sink, and in her bra fill our bowls with cush-cush and make ham-and-onion sandwiches for our lunches.

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  • He was a big, powerful man, a dark laughing Cajun with white teeth and turquoise eyes who had been raised on boudin, cush-cush, and garfish balls.

    Neon Rain

  • I call her tite cush-cush cause she always love cush-cush when she a little girl.

    Neon Rain

  • When they came to put the yams in, Quanqua put in a great many white yams, but Ananzi only put in one little red cush-cush yam.

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  • There I remained, with my arms folded, and bowed as before, until dinner was brought in, and a calabash full of cush-cush was put into my hands to place before the king and his wives.

    The Privateersman

  • When their curiosity was satisfied, they then appeared to consider our condition, and having obtained the old king's permission, they brought us a calabash full of cush-cush, that is,

    The Privateersman

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