couscous means: North African is a fine-grained, semolina pasta that’s used in Moroccan cooking. Semolina is made of Durum wheat flour. Couscous is also a Maghreb specialty in which cracked wheat or semolina are steamed in a perforated top of a pot known as a couscoussiere while meat chunks, usually lamb or chicken, and various vegetables simmer in the bottom. On a large plate, the cooked semolina and meats are placed. To scoop out the couscous, diners use large chunks of bread. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does couscous mean?

  • The North African staple, semolina dough, is small, round pieces of flour that are rolled and dampened. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • Pasta of North African origin, made from crushed and steam semolina. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • This North African dish is made up of steamed pasta and stewed meat. (in Merlin Dictionary)