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

Definition of burrito

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

Examples of burrito in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is beloved by Berkeleyans all around, past and present, especially students and nostalgic alums, who would line up during lunch and in between classes to get their salad fix that could last two meals for less than the price of a burrito. Omar Mamoon, SFChronicle.com, "An ode to the chef’s salad of Cafe Mezzo, a Berkeley symbol of healthy eating," 8 Oct. 2020 This distinctive burrito, stuffed with white turkey meat, pumpkin mole sauce, cilantro rice, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese and roasted sweet potato, can be heated up in the microwave or oven. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Our 12 favorite fall foods from Trader Joe’s," 5 Oct. 2020 Oven method: Remove the plastic wrap and wrap each burrito in foil. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, "Here's an easy breakfast recipe for burritos you can make ahead and freeze for later," 4 Oct. 2020 Many, though, swear by the mashup of the two that is the California burrito. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fish tacos: The lore of a ‘San Diego’ signature dish," 9 Sep. 2020 In 1998, McDonald’s invested in Chipotle, a chain that Frankensteined the traditional burrito experience with corporate fast-casual mentality. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Burrito crisis: We leap to a convenient future in this pandemic, and risk losing everything," 9 Aug. 2020 In the beginning, there was just a man and a burrito. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Burrito crisis: We leap to a convenient future in this pandemic, and risk losing everything," 9 Aug. 2020 Mission District staple La Cumbre makes her favorite burrito in the Bay Area, according to her former advisor. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "10 things to know about Kamala Harris’ relationship with food," 14 Aug. 2020 To turn it into a main, serve it over coconut rice or a bed of greens, even wrap it up in a burrito. Patricia Azze, Bon Appétit, "My Mom Was Wrong About the Secret to Ceviche," 5 Aug. 2020

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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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19 Oct 2020

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“Burrito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burrito. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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