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masa

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noun ma·sa \ˈmä-sə\

Definition of masa

  1. :  a dough used in Mexican cuisine (as for tortillas and tamales) that is made from ground corn soaked in a lime and water solution; also :  masa harina



Origin of masa

Spanish, mash, dough


First Known Use: circa 1896

Rhymes with masa


Learn More about masa

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "masa" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "masa"


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