cia·bat·ta | \chə-ˈbä-tə \

Definition of ciabatta 

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

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Their ciabatta-size lithium batteries last a full day and hold enough power to help the rider (that would be us) climb any hill in four possible speeds: slow, medium, faster, and like-a-rocket., "A modern wonder — the electric bike — lets us relive the good old days in France," 11 July 2018 The crisp thin outer crust gives way to a surprisingly tender almost ciabatta-like texture inside that is eminently edible. Beth Segal,, "Il Rione Pizzeria: A passion for pizza in Gordon Square," 11 May 2018 One of these burgers is the Bluemound bacon burger that has a half pound burger patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, tomato and mayo, and is served on a ciabatta bun with a side for $9.99. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sandwich making is a science at Walt's Sandwich Place in Wauwatosa," 17 May 2018 The orchids were crisp and white, the servers were dangling baskets of ciabatta bread, and the owner, Menbere Aklilu, was blinking away tears. Rachel Swan,, "Patrons grieve end of popular Richmond restaurant: ‘A dagger to community’s heart’," 16 June 2018 Fresh ciabatta bread arrived at our table, warmed in the oven, made off-site by Central Bakery in Cambridge., "Sam’s Kitchen is a hidden gem in Woburn," 19 May 2018 The Kalua Sandwich is a good deal at $8, tender pork under Asian slaw on a ciabatta roll with a side of macaroni salad., "10 Cheap Eats destinations in Beaverton and Hillsboro," 27 Mar. 2018 Breakfast Republic’s menu features lavender blueberry French toast and a turkey pesto breakfast sammie served on warm ciabatta bread. Carolina Gusman,, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 Bun options: Brioche, a gluten-free option, ciabatta roll, pita, white, wheat, rye, pretzel bun or wrap., "Check Please Cafe, where you can choose your burger or meal using simple checkmarks: Cleveland's Best Burger contest," 4 May 2018

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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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