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quesadilla

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noun que·sa·dil·la \ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə alsothē- orthēl-yə\

Simple Definition of quesadilla

  • : a Mexican food which consists of a flat piece of bread (called a tortilla) that is folded around a filling of meat, cheese, or other ingredients and usually fried

Full Definition of quesadilla

  1. :  a tortilla filled with a savory mixture, folded, and usually fried

Origin of quesadilla

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, cheese pastry, diminutive of quesada, from queso cheese, from Latin caseus


First Known Use: 1935


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