- A dish made from fried or boiled cornmeal or crumbled cornbread, typically served sweetened with syrup or in milk.
- a. A tropical American yam (Dioscorea trifida) cultivated for its tubers.b. The tuber of this yam, having a dry and floury consistency when cooked.
Origin of cush-cushLouisiana 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
- (Louisiana) Cooked cornmeal mush cereal (served with milk or syrup).