humita

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Etymology[edit]

Spanish

Noun[edit]

humita (plural humitas)

  1. A traditional food of South America, consisting of masa harina dough and corn slowly cooked in oil.
    • 2008 February 3, “Where the Twain Meet”, New York Times:
      The Ecuadorean offerings are the best, particularly the humitas, steamed cornhusk tamales stuffed with a moist and fresh filling of sweet corn.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechua humint'a

Noun[edit]

humita f (plural humitas)

  1. (Argentina, Chile, Peru) tamale
  2. (Chile) bow tie

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