Masa meaning

mäsə
Dough made of dried corn that has been soaked in limewater then rinsed and ground, used especially in tortillas and tamales.
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(art) A strong form of paper, smooth on one side and lightly textured on the other, used for drawing and painting.
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(US) Maize dough made from freshly prepared hominy, used for making tortillas, tamales, etc.
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Origin of masa

  • American Spanish from Spanish dough from Old Spanish from Latin massa mass, dough mass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary