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cous·cous

 (ko͞os′ko͞os′)
n.
1. A pasta of North African origin made of semolina or other grains, formed into small pellets and usually steamed.
2. A North African dish consisting of this pasta served with stewed vegetables or meat.

[French, from Arabic kuskus, from kaskasa, to pulverize; see kšš in Semitic roots.]
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couscous

(ˈkuːskuːs) or

couscousou

n
1. (Cookery) a type of semolina originating from North Africa, consisting of granules of crushed durum wheat
2. (Cookery) 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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cous•cous

(ˈkus kus)

n.
1. a North African dish of steamed semolina served usu. with a spicy stew.
2. the granular semolina used in this dish.
[1590–1600; < French < Arabic kuskus,kuskusū < Berber seksu]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.couscous - a spicy dish that originated in northern Africa; consists of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
2.couscous - a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina
alimentary paste, pasta - shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
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Translations
kuszkusz

couscous

[ˈkuːskuːs] n (= grain) → couscous m (= dish) → couscous m
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couscous

nCouscous m
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couscous

[ˈkuːskuːs] n (Culin) → cuscus m inv
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References in periodicals archive ?
Du cote du Difaa Hassani d'El Jadida, c'est Chouaib El Maftoul et Simon Msuva qui ont reduit l'ecart avec un but chacun, a la 41eme et 76eme (sur penalty).
There are lesser-known varieties of couscous: The Palestinian maftoul and Lebanese moghrabieh are rolled into larger pellets of fine and coarse wheat before steaming.
In Gaza, they usually eat maqluba, sumaghiyyeh, and maftoul. In the West Bank, they have musakhan and mansaf.
The sad irony is that, while Israel appropriated Palestinian-Arabic couscous (the Palestinian dish, in particular, is known as '(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hippOChWrlw) maftoul'), branding and marketing it in western countries as 'Israeli couscous', its supporters go to every extent possible to erase any reference that may validate Palestinian Arab culture, whether Muslim or Christian.
The sad irony is that, while Israel appropriated Palestinian-Arabic couscous (the Palestinian dish, in particular, is known as " maftoul "), branding and marketing it in Western countries as "Israeli couscous," its supporters go to every extent possible to erase any reference that may validate Palestinian Arab culture, whether Muslim or Christian.
Along with hummus, falafel and maftoul, kunafah is a foodstuff that has been erroneously promoted as Israeli in an act of cultural appropriation.
Packaged in 8.8-ounce pouches with a suggested retail of $2.50-$2.99, Taste of the Mediterranean Heat and Serve Pilafs are available in Bulgur, hearty bulgur wheat cooked in tomato sauce and Mediterranean herbs; Couscous, a traditional Mediterranean dish known as Maftoul, made with pearled couscous and chickpeas in a zesty tomato sauce; and Rice and Lentils, a savory Mediterranean dish known as Mujadara, made with Basmati rice, tender lentils and caramelized onions.
The source said the air attacks targeted late on Monday the militia bases in the village, Maftoul, situated in Tuz-Khermato region.