[koos-koos] /ˈkus kus/

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

c.1600, from French couscous (16c.), ultimately from Arabic kuskus, from kaskasa “to pound, he pounded.”


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