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[mah-suh; Spanish mah-sah] /ˈmɑ sə; Spanish ˈmɑ sɑ/
noun, Mexican Cookery.
flour or dough made of dried, ground corn, used especially for tortillas.
Origin of masa
< Spanish: dough < Latin massa; see mass Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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 shortening.
  • Look to your left into the kitchen as you place your order and you will see a big white mound of masa.
  • masa is a corn dough that is used to make corn snacks, chips, and tortillas.
  • Byproduct streams are generated in the production of corn masa.

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