flat·​bread | \ ˈflat-ˌbred How to pronounce flatbread (audio) \

Definition of flatbread

1 : a bread (such as focaccia or naan) that has a wide surface and little thickness
2 or flatbrod \ ˈflat-​ˌbrōd How to pronounce flatbrod (audio) \ [flatbread translation of Norwegian flatbrød; flatbrod modification of Norwegian flatbrød, from flat (from Old Norse flatr) + brød bread, from Old Norse brauth] : a thin, dry wafer made of rye flour dough and used especially among Scandinavian peoples

Examples of flatbread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the same vein, the matzo ball soup achieves ethereal textures with a sphere of unleavened flatbread. Los Angeles Times, "Rustic Canyon’s Jeremy Fox opened Santa Monica’s hottest restaurant of the year," 3 Oct. 2019 The star, though, was the roti, or flatbread, with chickpeas, a simple yet magical combination. New York Times, "Savoring the Taste of Memories in Northern India," 29 Oct. 2019 But it’s Bar 35’s flatbread pizzas that elevate it as a destination. James Charisma, Los Angeles Times, "Five great places for pizza in Honolulu when you want a piece of the pie," 10 Oct. 2019 Edibles includes cheese selections, white sturgeon caviar, smoked short rib sliders, truffle fries, crab and gnocchetti gratin, flatbread pizza and more. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ bar opens at Grand Floridian," 8 Oct. 2019 The reigning cheap eat in the neighborhood, however, is Roti King, which serves flaky Malaysian flatbread with various fillings (go for the lamb curry) from basement digs near Euston station. Vogue, "Where to Stay and Eat in London’s Renewed King’s Cross Neighborhood," 16 Sep. 2019 In Chisago City, The Northern Lake Tavern & Grill offers a wide range of casual fare such as sandwiches, burgers, tacos and flatbread pizza. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Day trip to Chisago City, Lindstrom and Center City for shopping, dining with Scandinavian flair," 7 July 2019 To roll out and bake the flatbread: Gently punch down the dough and divide into 5 equal pieces. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Reem’s Za’atar Man’oushe," 2 Aug. 2019 Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Washington Post, "Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of flatbread

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flatbread.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatbread. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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