noun \ˈpēt-sə\

: a food made from flat, usually round bread that is topped with usually tomato sauce and cheese and often with meat or vegetables

Full Definition of PIZZA

:  a dish made typically of flattened bread dough spread with a savory mixture usually including tomatoes and cheese and often other toppings and baked —called also pizza pie
pizza·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of PIZZA

  1. We ordered a pizza for supper.
  2. I ordered pizza for supper.
  3. a slice of pepperoni pizza

Origin of PIZZA

Italian, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bizzo, pizzo bite, bit, bīzan to bite — more at bite
First Known Use: 1845


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Food of Neapolitan origin. It consists of a flattened disk of bread dough, typically topped with olive oil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese, baked quickly, and served hot. Pizza is eaten throughout Italy, with regional variations in toppings. Pizza came to the U.S. with Italian immigrants; the first U.S. pizzeria opened in 1905, and pizza became one of the nation's favourite foods after World War II. It is now popular worldwide.


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