cha·pa·ti | \chə-ˈpä-tē \
variants: or less commonly chappati
plural chapatis also chappatis

Definition of chapati 

: a round flat unleavened bread of India that is usually made of whole wheat flour and cooked on a griddle

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When their food arrived, the men leaned over the plates and tore into the stacks of chapati. Lauren Markham, The New Republic, "How efforts to block refugees and asylum-seekers from Europe have only made the global migration crisis more complex and harrowing," 26 Feb. 2018 Find an entire aisle of rice, another of spices and starches, an impressive selection of frozen naan, chapati and paratha, dry goods, frozen foods, beauty products, incense, housewares, ice creams and more. Samantha Bakall | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "The 10 Asian grocery stores worth the cross-town drive," 24 Oct. 2017 Steps from the University of Minnesota campus, Afro Deli serves cheeseburgers, quesadillas, and other fast-casual fixtures alongside sambusas and chapati wraps. Sarah Khan, New York Times, "A Muslim American’s Homecoming: Cowboys, Country Music, Chapatis," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of chapati

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chapati

Hindi capāti & Urdu chapātī

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