nixtamal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish, from Classical Nahuatl nextamalli ‎(hominy), from nextli ‎(ashes, lime) + tamalli ‎(something wrapped).

Noun[edit]

nixtamal ‎(uncountable)

  1. hominy; maize kernels which have undergone nixtamalization, that is, hulling and soaking and cooking in a alkaline solution

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl nextamalli ‎(hominy), from nextli ‎(ashes, lime) + tamalli ‎(something wrapped).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nixtamal m ‎(uncountable)

  1. hominy, nixtamal

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