Couscous and Quinoa

Couscous

Couscous ( or ) (Amazigh: seksu ) is a traditional Berber dish of semolina (tiny granules of durum wheat) which is cooked by steaming.

couscous n 1: a spicy dish that originated in northern Africa; consists of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew 2: a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina

Couscous \Cous"cous`\ (k??s"k??s`), 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 {lalo}. [1913 Webster]

Quinoa

Quinoa ( or , , from ), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

Quinoa \Qui*no"a\, n. The seeds of a kind of goosewort ({Chenopodium Quinoa}), used in Chili and Peru for making porridge or cakes; also, food thus made. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • couscous: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • couscous: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • quinoa: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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