fo·​cac·​cia fō-ˈkä-ch(ē-)ə How to pronounce focaccia (audio)
: a flat Italian bread typically seasoned with herbs and olive oil

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Even his focaccia, which typically can be made in an afternoon, gets the four-day process. Joe Ray, WIRED, 3 Mar. 2023 In September 2021, just before the couple went public, Pérez posted photos from their trip to Italy, including a selfie of her and Flay enjoying focaccia sandwiches in Rome. Effie Orfanides, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 This recipe makes enough dough for a large 18- by 13-inch pizza or focaccia. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, 24 Aug. 2020 Using a rounded knife, loosen the loaf from the edges of the pan, then slide the focaccia onto a large cutting board. Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2021 Inside the oven, the pearly, dimpled flesh of a garlic focaccia was rising. Bon Appétit, 14 Oct. 2021 For a mid-meal bread course, synchronized servers present and open a wooden box to reveal laminated focaccia and trays with crème fraîche and summer herbs. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2021 Now, fans nationwide can order her delicious focaccia delivered to their door via her Sasha's Focaccia venture, also available at farmers markets. Brianna Griff, Chron, 31 Jan. 2023 Some of Osteria il Muro’s menu standouts include rabbit agnolotti; peppadew peppers with ricotta; and fresh-baked focaccia, Albee reports. Dallas News, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


Italian, from Late Latin focacia (neuter plural), from Latin focus hearth

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of focaccia was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Focaccia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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