flau·​ta ˈflau̇-tə How to pronounce flauta (audio)
: a usually corn tortilla rolled tightly around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried

Examples of flauta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crunchy and satisfying, the flautas came topped with salsa roja, guacamole and cotija cheese. Christopher Kimball, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2023 The menu includes fresh ingredients in the menudo, asada fries, chile relleno burger, flautas and more. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Customers can also get three sopes or three flautas for $9.99, according to the online menu. Haeven Gibbons, Dallas News, 22 July 2023 The seasonal Mexican seafood restaurant set up shop in a former garage behind Northeast Portland torta shop Güero, serving tuna tostadas, black cod flautas and tropical drinks to a parking lot patio kept cool by verdant plants and overhead misters. Mrussell, oregonlive, 20 July 2023 Fry flautas: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium; fry flautas, in batches, until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 12 July 2023 The chefs from the Arts District’s Damian and New York City’s Cosme turned out potato tamales and fish flautas. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 At that summer pop-up, Fausto put his years of training to work on a small menu of Mexican seafood, including ceviches, tuna tostadas and the black cod flautas that ended up on my list of 10 favorite dishes from 2022. Mrussell, oregonlive, 13 June 2023 Though its roots might be attributed to the Mexican flauta, the taquito’s origins are varyingly tied to early-20th-century California. Bryan Washington, New York Times, 7 June 2023 See More

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Word History


American Spanish, literally, flute

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flauta was in 1938

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“Flauta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flauta. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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flau·​ta ˈflau̇t-ə How to pronounce flauta (audio)
: a usually corn tortilla rolled tightly around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried
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