pi·​ta | \ ˈpē-tə How to pronounce pita (audio) \

Definition of pita

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : any of several fiber-yielding plants (such as an agave)
2 : the fiber of a pita also : any of several fibers from other sources

Definition of pita (Entry 2 of 2)

: a thin flat bread that can be separated easily into two layers to form a pocket

called also pita bread

First Known Use of pita

Noun (1)

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pita

Noun (1)

Spanish & Portuguese

Noun (2)

Modern Greek

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“Pita.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pita. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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pi·​ta | \ ˈpē-tə How to pronounce pita (audio) \

Kids Definition of pita

: a thin flat bread that can be opened to form a pocket for holding food

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