Definition of masa
: 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
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Nearby, open shelves displayed ingredients, including corn tortillas, masa harina and canned tomatillos (fresh ones, grown for her by a farmer about 80 miles away in County Wexford, were sold out).
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Origin and Etymology of masa
Spanish, mash, dough
First Known Use: circa 1896See Words from the same year
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