masa harina

noun
masa ha·ri·na | \-ä-ˈrē-nä, -nə\

Definition of masa harina 

: a flour made from dried masa

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Knead just until dough comes together; add additional masa harina, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough is too sticky. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Masa Biscuits," 2 Nov. 2017 Turn dough out onto a work surface lightly dusted with masa harina. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Masa Biscuits," 2 Nov. 2017 Stir together flour, masa harina, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Marian Cooper Cairns, Country Living, "Masa Biscuits," 2 Nov. 2017 Put the masa harina in a bowl, and add stock a little at a time until the mixture is crumbly. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "For this Boise Latina, Christmastime brings friends together for a tamale-making party," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of masa harina

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for masa harina

Mexican Spanish, probably literally, flour masa (masa in the form of flour)

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