Cornstarch
Cornstarch Corn"starch` (-st[aum]rch`), n. Starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Cornstarch — Cornstarch, or cornflour, is the starch of the maize grain, commonly known as corn. It is also grown from the endosperm, or white heart, of the corn kernel. It has a distinctive appearance and feel when mixed raw with water or milk, giving easily …   Wikipedia

  • cornstarch — ☆ cornstarch [kôrn′stärch΄ ] n. a fine, granular or powdery starch made from corn: used in cooking and to make corn sugar, corn syrup, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cornstarch — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)nstɑː(r)tʃ[/t]] also corn starch N UNCOUNT Cornstarch is the same as cornflour. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • cornstarch — noun Date: 1853 starch made from corn and used in foods as a thickening agent, in making corn syrup and sugars, and in the manufacture of adhesives and sizes for paper and textiles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cornstarch — /kawrn stahrch /, n. a starch or a starchy flour made from corn and used for thickening gravies and sauces, making puddings, etc. Also called, esp. Brit., corn flour. [1850 55, Amer.; CORN1 + STARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • cornstarch — noun A very fine starch powder derived from corn (maize) used in cooking as a thickener, to keep things from sticking, or as an anti caking agent …   Wiktionary

  • cornstarch — corn·starch (kornґstahrch) see starch (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • cornstarch — corn|starch [ˈko:nsta:tʃ US ˈko:rnsta:rtʃ] n [U] AmE ↑cornflour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cornstarch — corn|starch [ kɔrn,startʃ ] noun uncount AMERICAN white flour made from CORN that you use in cooking to make liquids thicker …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cornstarch — n. starch made from corn (used as a thickening agent) …   English contemporary dictionary

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