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Dough made of dried corn that has been soaked in limewater then rinsed and ground, used especially in tortillas and tamales.
[American Spanish, from Spanish, dough, from Old Spanish, from Latin massa, mass, dough; see mass.]
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(Cookery) Mexican cookery a type of dough made from maize and used to make tamales, tortillas, etc.
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|Noun||1.||Masa - an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages|
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