Definition of maizena in English:

maizena

Pronunciation /meɪˈziːnə/ /məˈziːnə/

noun

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

Origin

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