Definition of masa in English:

masa

noun

  • [mass noun] (in Latin American cuisine) dough made from maize flour and used to make tortillas, tamales, etc.:

    [with modifier] ‘corn masa’
    • ‘The study found that there was a dwindling reliance on small-scale local shops, excessive costs for making and selling tortillas in stores, dwindling demand for fresh masa dough and a maturing market headed toward overcapacity.’
    • ‘For the sopes, in a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, corn masa, and water and knead to combine.’
    • ‘Best of all is a simple tamale, dense masa dough sheltering lightly seasoned roast pork and wrapped in a corn husk, with a side of another heady mole sauce - this time, brown, made with anchos and chocolate.’
    • ‘That's where you can watch them make tamales, with headcheese mixed with masa.’
    • ‘In the background, women slap handfuls of masa into rounds and bake them on huge iron griddles.’

Origin

Spanish.

Pronunciation:

masa

/ˈmasa/