flat·bread | \ˈflat-ˌbred \

Definition of flatbread 

1 : a bread (such as focaccia or naan) that has a wide surface and little thickness

2 or flatbrod \ˈflat-ˌbrōd \ [ 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

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Serve with warm flatbread or atop a pile of salad greens. Bonnie S. Benwick, charlotteobserver, "Tahini and chicken salad is the perfect pairing," 12 June 2018 Other than the lack of creativity on the menu, my biggest beef is with the pizza and flatbread. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant Review: Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has no clothes," 12 July 2018 The Rail will cook up a one-of-a-kind brunch menu that includes eggs Benedict, breakfast flatbreads and waffle sandwiches. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 Try it as a base on flatbread or pizza, or spread it on canapes topped with sliced olives, Manchego cheese, or Spanish chorizo. Eric Velasco, AL.com, "The best kitchen tools and how to use them," 27 Apr. 2018 From traditional popcorn and sodas to a full-service menu that includes steaks, hamburgers, flatbreads and pizza, and a full bar in the lobby, movie-goers can order tickets through an app in advance. Marcia Pledger, cleveland.com, "Retailers announced at $230 million Pinecrest project, opening this spring (photos)," 17 Apr. 2018 Add flatbread and pass your favorite chutney (from jar) at the table. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu," 23 Mar. 2018 Then assemble the flatbread with the vegetables and dollops of ricotta and return it to the grill to finish cooking. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: A large round of pizza dough is grilled with veggies and ricotta, then drizzled with honey," 9 July 2018 Wilson, who previously worked for Bartolotta Restaurants at Bacchus, is planning dishes such as crisp flatbread with roasted peaches, ricotta and 'nduja, the spicy salami-like spread, as an appetizer. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brandywine restaurant opens for dinner July 5 in Cedarburg," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of flatbread

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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