que·​sa·​dil·​la | \ ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə also -ˈt͟hē- or -ˈt͟hēl-yə How to pronounce quesadilla (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Find authentic fare including enchiladas, sopes, quesadillas and tamales, plus traditional horchata, made with milk, coconut, ground rice and brown sugar. Washington Post, "Sunrise, sunset: In Maine, a place where the sun is the star," 18 Oct. 2019 Last year it briefly incarnated as a place called Lucky’s that served quesadillas, nachos and cheeseburgers. Bill Addison, latimes.com, "Sinatra hangout Dear John’s is going out in style," 13 June 2019 The Flying Biscuit at the Shops at the Colonnade has an extended dinner menu and some new items— including chicken and waffles and the chicken quesadilla. al, "Go inside Alabama’s first location of The Flying Biscuit," 28 Oct. 2019 The two then teamed up with Chef Keith Garrett of All Flavor, No Grease shows to make shrimp quesadillas. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Trisha Yearwood & Kelly Clarkson Discuss Recording Music Together, Make Shrimp Quesadillas: Watch," 23 Sep. 2019 The dinner includes eight pieces of chicken, two large sides, tortillas or chips and six quesadilla slices. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Save some green on July 4th with patriotic specials and meal deals Thursday," 4 July 2019 The food was simple but fresh — quesadillas, tuna ceviche and tacos al pastor. Los Angeles Times, "On vacation in Puerto Vallarta? Head south on a jungle path for secluded beaches and pristine views," 7 Sep. 2019 The Huevosdilla is a breakfast quesadilla packed with two-egg omelet with diced bacon, crumbled andouille sausage, pepper-jack cheese, jalapeno and a little roasted red pepper. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Buckeye Beer Engine: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 2 Nov. 2019 There are a number of vehicles for enjoying Hungry Coyote’s eats, including bowls, salads, quesadillas, and tortas. BostonGlobe.com, "hungry-coyote.com," 3 Oct. 2019

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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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5 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Quesadilla.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quesadillas. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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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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