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cornstarch

[kawrn-stahrch] /ˈkɔrnˌstɑrtʃ/
noun
1.
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 of cornstarch
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; corn1 + starch
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cornstarch

/ˈkɔːnˌstɑːtʃ/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a fine starchy maize flour, used esp for thickening sauces Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) cornflour
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