burrito

noun bur·ri·to \ bə-ˈrē-(ˌ)tō \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of burrito

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

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Origin and Etymology of burrito

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


BURRITO Defined for English Language Learners

burrito

Definition of burrito for English Language Learners

  • : 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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