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Definition of "masa" []

  • Dough made of dried corn that has been soaked in limewater then rinsed and ground, used especially in tortillas and tamales. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "masa" in a sentence
  • "The only time I ran into trouble substituting regular cornmeal for masa is when I made a cornmeal pancake which I do once in a blue moon."
  • "Some of the ancient atoles were made with chia rather than corn, but in modern Mexico corn masa is the base for atole, and many instant atole mixes made with cornstarch are available in supermarkets in a wide range of flavors."
  • "Jika benar sinyalemen ini maka pada tahun 2014 nanti ada 2 kandidat capres dari Cendana yakni Tommy Soeharto dan Prabowo Subianto (baca juga tulisan saya calon-calon pemimpin masa depan Indonesia)."