[mah-suh; Spanish mah-sah]
- flour or dough made of dried, ground corn, used especially for tortillas.
Origin of masa
< Spanish: dough < Latin massa; see mass
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Examples from the Web for masa
Any time of the day here is good to try tayoyos, an oval-shaped cake made of masa and stuffed with beans and avocado leaves.The Road to Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2014
When he signed his contract with MASA, he signed away the opportunity to visit the West Bank.No Talk, No Peace: How Israel's Separation Barrier Cuts Off the Conversation
September 25, 2013
They want to explain to other MASA students why, exactly, Naftali Bennett was so bad.Why Don't Young Diaspora Jews Like Naftali Bennett?
May 20, 2013
Who could imagine that he or anyone else might have to leave The Masa by the nearest and quietest path?Hi Jolly!
James Arthur Kjelgaard
Beneath the suspended calabashes was placed a small table containing piles of tortillas and calabashes of masa and water.
Two more tutiua were next made, and lastly all the masa and sikil left were mixed together with a few ounces of salt.
The masa was taken from the large to the small shed, where the priest and several male members of the family sat around it.