Definition of masa in English:

masa

Syllabification: ma·sa
Pronunciation: /ˈmasə, ˈmäsə
 
 
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noun

(In Latin American cuisine) dough made from corn flour and used to make tortillas, tamales, etc.
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  • Best of all is a simple tamale, dense masa dough sheltering lightly seasoned roast pork and wrapped in a corn husk, with a side of another heady mole sauce - this time, brown, made with anchos and chocolate.
  • For the sopes, in a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, corn masa, and water and knead to combine.
  • The study found that there was a dwindling reliance on small-scale local shops, excessive costs for making and selling tortillas in stores, dwindling demand for fresh masa dough and a maturing market headed toward overcapacity.

Origin

Spanish.

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