cornstarch

[kawrn-stahrch]
noun
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.


Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; corn1 + starch

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cornstarch (ˈkɔːnˌstɑːtʃ)
 
n
(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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Example sentences
Corn is also used to produce sweeteners such as corn syrup and cornstarch.
In a bowl combine the cornstarch, flour, and baking powder.
Add the cornstarch mixture too, and cook until it thickens, about a minute or
  two.
Replacing plastics will be an entire family of biopolymers made from cornstarch.
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