Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Starch prepared from corn grains, used industrially and as a thickener in cooking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Starch made from Indian corn.
  • noun A flour made from the starchy part of Indian corn, used for puddings, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

corn +‎ starch

Examples

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved.

    Dieting on a Dime recipe: Versatile Vinaigrette

  • Thick, firm honey is stretched and pulled into strands, dipped heavily in cornstarch to keep the strands from sticking together, then wrapped around a filling of ground nuts.

    A bite of Seoul street food: Kkultarae | Baking Bites

  • Beat in cornstarch slurry and vanilla until well combined.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Dry Flo is plain cornstarch that has extra processing and sifting to make it flow and disperse better.

    Anti-Talc Powder - Day One - Set-Up

  • Dry Flo is plain cornstarch that has extra processing and sifting to make it flow and disperse better.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Mix well, until cornstarch is dissolved and curry paste is mixed smooth.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I always dredge my tofu in cornstarch before frying it because somehow I was under the impression that was the only way it would get golden.

    Don't hate me because I like tofu.. Salad day # 5

  • It's nicest with homemade custards and homemade chocolate pudding (a chocolate pudding made with cocoa, milk, sugar and cornstarch is the easiest thing on earth) but you can use boxed (non instant) mix, and no one will kick you or your trifle out the door.

    Thanksgiving: Trifling with Tradition

  • It's nicest with homemade custards and homemade chocolate pudding (a chocolate pudding made with cocoa, milk, sugar and cornstarch is the easiest thing on earth) but you can use boxed (non instant) mix, and no one will kick you or your trifle out the door.

    Toast:

  • I wonder if the cornstarch is supposed to add anything else?

    Don't hate me because I like tofu.. Salad day # 5

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