corn starch


a starch or a starchy flour made from corn and used for thickening gravies and sauces, making puddings, etc.
Also called, especially British, corn flour.

1850–55, Americanism; corn1 + starch Unabridged
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cornstarch (ˈkɔːnˌstɑːtʃ)
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cornflour a fine starchy maize flour, used esp for thickening sauces

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