que·​sa·​dil·​la | \ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə also -ˈt͟hē- or -ˈt͟hēl-yə \

Definition of quesadilla 

: a tortilla filled with cheese and often a savory mixture (as of meat and vegetables), folded, and usually fried

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The Resorts facility will offer not just hot dogs and chicken wings, but short rib empanadas, chipotle quesadillas, and jalapeno cheddar fries. Wayne Parry, The Seattle Times, "DraftKings, Resorts fire latest shot in sport book arms race," 14 Nov. 2018 When those quesadillas finally hit the market, Chipotle simply must get them right. Rachel Abrams, New York Times, "Chipotle Will Test a Quesadilla, and a New Strategy," 21 June 2018 When those quesadillas hit the market, Chipotle must get them right. BostonGlobe.com, "Saddleback Mountain buyer accused of bilking investor," 21 June 2018 The last few years, those quesadillas were indeed the breakfast of champions for those kids (and their parents) who surfed in the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. Joe Haakenson, latimes.com, "NSSA Jr. surfing program goes on ‘hiatus’," 10 June 2018 Post up, wait for your moment, and ask for a quesadilla de quelites con requeson (wild greens with ricotta) or flor de calabaza con queso (squash blossoms with oaxacan cheese) or setas (wood ear mushrooms, no cheese). Scarlett Lindeman, Bon Appetit, "The Best Healthy Restaurants in Mexico City," 28 Mar. 2018 Food comes in two options: pizza and wings or sliders and quesadillas. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "9 Chicago spots to host your fantasy football draft party," 25 Aug. 2017 The company, best known for their burritos and bowls, announced the new options last week that will include Tex-Mex staples like quesadillas, nachos, an avocado tostada and a fresh salad with avocado-citrus dressing. Fox News, "Chipotle adds milkshakes, nachos to the menu," 24 June 2018 This is where Google executives send their children to learn how to knit, write with chalk on blackboards, practice new words by playing catch with a beanbag and fractions by cutting up quesadillas and apples. Gal Beckerman, New York Times, "What Silicon Valley Could Use More Of: Inefficiency," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of quesadilla

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quesadilla

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, cheese pastry, diminutive of quesada, from queso cheese, from Latin caseus

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The first known use of quesadilla was in 1848

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English Language Learners Definition of quesadilla

: a Mexican food which consists of a flat piece of bread (called a tortilla) that is folded around a filling of meat, cheese, or other ingredients and usually fried

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