cia·​bat·​ta | \ chə-ˈbä-tə How to pronounce ciabatta (audio) \

Definition of ciabatta

: a flat oblong bread having a moist interior and a crispy crust

Examples of ciabatta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prep turkey, prepare the apple crisp, toast the ciabatta bread, and so on. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Nov. 2021 One ciabatta loaf will be used in three different recipes throughout the week. Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2021 The standard damper setting is soft enough to allow some wallowing around turns and absorb every bump like ciabatta soaking up olive oil. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 1 Sep. 2021 Singed by fire that came through on the palate, house pesto and soft mozzarella complemented the weighty breast, as did the chew of the ciabatta. Amy Drew Thompson,, 19 Aug. 2021 Pastry chef Toni Luschen bakes a standout bun, one that borrows from focaccia and ciabatta formulas and deftly negotiates the all-important divide between sturdy and airy. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 Pearl unpacked mozzarella and mortadella sandwiches on ciabatta with aioli, lemonade, homemade pickles, strawberry-rhubarb tarts. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2021 In the adjacent courtyard, guests can linger over breakfasts of ciabatta bread with honey and homemade hibiscus-and-ginger jam beneath the shade of a guava tree. New York Times, 21 Jan. 2021 The signature is the Cubano, with seasoned shredded pork, Manchego cheese, mustard, pickles, and ham on ciabatta bread. Hannah Sayle, Star Tribune, 19 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of ciabatta

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ciabatta

Italian, literally, slipper

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The first known use of ciabatta was in 1985

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8 Nov 2021

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“Ciabatta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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