cornstarch

[ kawrn-stahrch ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌstɑrtʃ /
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noun

a starch or a starchy flour made from corn and used for thickening gravies and sauces, making puddings, etc.

Origin of cornstarch

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; corn1 + starch
Also called, especially British, corn flour.
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cornstarch

/ (ˈkɔːnˌstɑːtʃ) /

noun

US and Canadian a fine starchy maize flour, used esp for thickening saucesAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): cornflour
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