quesadilla

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noun que·sa·dil·la \ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə alsothē- orthēl-yə\

Definition of quesadilla

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

Origin and Etymology of quesadilla

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


First Known Use: 1848


QUESADILLA Defined for English Language Learners

quesadilla

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noun que·sa·dil·la \ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə alsothē- orthēl-yə\

Definition of quesadilla for English Language Learners

  • : 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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