Definition of maizena in English:

maizena

noun

US, South African
  • A trademark for: maize flour as used in cooking; any similar flour used as a thickening agent.

Pronunciation

maizena

/meɪˈziːnə/ /məˈziːnə/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Cincinnati Daily Enquirer. From maize + -na. Recorded in French from 1867 and in Dutch by 1889.