[mah-suh; Spanish mah-sah]
noun Mexican Cookery.
flour or dough made of dried, ground corn, used especially for tortillas.

< Spanish: dough < Latin massa; see mass Unabridged
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an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages 
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Example sentences
Keep adding masa until dough doesn't stick to your hand and holds the shape of
  a ball.
Stir the masa and milk together until there are no lumps.
The base of the tamales consists of masa mixed with lard or vegetable
Look to your left into the kitchen as you place your order and you will see a
  big white mound of masa.
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