Motemei (from Spanish, moteméi) is a South American food made from shelled, cooked and peeled maize that is prepared as a dessert, stew or refreshment.[1][2] The term in Spanish "moteméi" comes from the contraction of the words "mote" (in gastronomy, the generic name for various cereals or legumes cooked in water) and "maíz" (maize).[3][4]



  1. ^ ASALE. "Moteméi". «Diccionario de americanismos» (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  2. ^ Larraín, Pilar Hurtado (2013). Cocinar es fácil y entretenido [Cooking is easy and fun] (in Spanish). UQBAR. p. 26. ISBN 978-956-8601-31-7.
  3. ^ Lenz, Rudolf (1901). Beitrage zur Romanischen und Englishcen Philologie (in German). Slatkine. p. 16.
  4. ^ Oudová, Anna (17 April 2023). Španělsko-český slovník amerikanismů [Spanish-Czech Dictionary of Americanisms] (PDF) (in Czech). Olomouc. p. 78.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)