nixtamal

noun nix·ta·mal \ˌnēshtəˈmäl\

Definition of nixtamal

plural

nixtamal

\"\ or

nixtamales

\-(ˌ)lās\
  1. :  limed kernels of corn that is ready to be ground into masa

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Origin and Etymology of nixtamal

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl, from nextli ashes + tamalli tamale


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of nixtamal


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