bur·​ri·​to | \bə-ˈrē-(ˌ)tō \
plural burritos

Definition of burrito 

: a flour tortilla rolled or folded around a filling (as of meat, beans, and cheese)

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Plus a breakfast burrito at La Copine is never a bad idea. 3. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "These Are the 5 Best Cities to Visit in January, Based on Flight Prices," 11 Dec. 2018 There may be no burrito as beloved in San Francisco — or as famous throughout the country — as the one from La Taqueria, the Jara family’s 45-year-old restaurant on Mission and 25th streets. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "La Taqueria workers’ risky complaints over unpaid overtime, health care bring reforms," 30 June 2018 Although hearty, the burrito was fairly ho-hum and bland. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First Bite: Brunch at Pepe's Cantina," 15 June 2018 The restaurant delivery service, which launched in Cleveland back in February, has teamed up with the burrito chain to bring the fast-casual favorite directly to customers. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Attention burrito fans: Chipotle delivery is free this week," 1 May 2018 Annie Calovich/Wichita Eagle Qdoba Stop by a location of Qdoba and take part in the burrito chain's annual Qdoba for a Kiss promotion. Courtney Ortega, star-telegram, "Here's where to score freebies and discounts on Valentine's Day," 13 Feb. 2018 Far from your typical take on a spring roll or egg roll, these are big, thick and meaty, burrito sized with lots of tender duck and cabbage dressed with hoisin sauce rolled up in a chewy but light scallion pancake. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Denver's hipster take on Chinese-American food," 18 Jan. 2018 After members of the anti-ICE mob spotted her selling breakfast burritos to federal officers, the situation deteriorated. Andy Ngo, WSJ, "Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing," 3 Aug. 2018 The pace of Cristina and Jessica’s work intensified after September 2014, when news website Fivethirtyeight.com named La Taqueria’s carnitas burrito the best in America. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "La Taqueria workers’ risky complaints over unpaid overtime, health care bring reforms," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of burrito

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burrito

American Spanish, from Spanish, little donkey, diminutive of burro

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English Language Learners Definition of burrito

: a Mexican food that consists of a flour tortilla that is rolled or folded around a filling (such as meat, beans, and cheese)

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