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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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 Menu items include guacamoles, enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos filled with a variety of meats. Anna Muckerman, baltimoresun.com, "New restaurant Jose Tequilas Mexican Grill and Cantina coming to Owings Mills Square," 13 July 2018 Chipotle’s plan also includes trying out items like quesadillas and chocolate shakes. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Chipotle Is Planning to Close Up to 65 Stores—But It Will Add a Happy Hour Menu," 28 June 2018 The chain is testing quesadillas, nachos and avocado tostadas. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Chipotle CEO Plans Broader Menu, Longer Hours," 27 June 2018 Customers dining at the chain's test location in New York City can chow down on quesadillas, avocado tostadas, nachos, frozen palomas and Mexican chocolate shakes. USA TODAY, "Chipotle tests quesadillas, avocado tostadas, nachos, frozen palomas, chocolate shakes," 22 June 2018 In the aughts, LA's Koji BBQ food truck, piloted by a Korean-American chef, essentially launched an American street-food revolution with spicy pork tacos and kimchi quesadillas. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Andersonville’s Passerotto is a tale of two peninsulas," 21 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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