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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The waffle cones, brownies and cookies featured in various ice cream treats are all made at the shop, which also offers a menu of light lunch specials from soups and quesadillas to paninis. Deborah Hornblow, courant.com, "The Big Chill: Here’s the scoop on some of the coolest ice cream," 3 July 2019 The fast-food chain known for its burritos, Crunchwraps, quesadillas and – of course – tacos is experiencing supply issues with its larger-sized tortillas. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Taco Bell tortilla shortage: Restaurants run out of tortillas, so no burritos, quesadillas," 2 July 2019 Lyrics filter out from El Comal de Rina, where women in ankle-length skirts — the outfit of the majority of the women of La Luz del Mundo — prepare quesadillas and gorditas to sell. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Must Reads: Sex crime case renews tension in Mexico between Catholics and evangelical church," 27 June 2019 Oronde Creal, 11, was helping wash dishes after his group in the Food Science session made quesadillas. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD holds summer STEM camp," 17 June 2019 Some customer favorites include the wild mushroom carnitas with salsa verde, guacamole, chili, and shaved radish, and cremini mushroom and caramelized onion quesadilla with epazote, spicy cashew cheese, pico de gallo, and salsa verde. Juliet Pennington, BostonGlobe.com, "Plant City, a vegan food hall, is opening in Providence this week," 11 June 2019 Jimboy’s Tacos is selling stretchy-oozy quesadillas for just $3.50, just for today, at select Jimboy’s locations. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "All The Places You Can Get Free Food For National Cheese Day Today," 5 June 2019 Full food menus are available at Navigator and Red Arrow, while Tapster limits its options to sandwiches and quesadillas. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "New self-serve taprooms in Chicago invite you to pour your own beverage," 3 Oct. 2017 There were also tortas, quesadillas, and Don Julio margaritas on offer. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 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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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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