Definition of torta
1 : a flat heap of moist crushed silver ore prepared for the patio process
2 : an open pie with a base of bread or biscuit dough and a sweet or savory filling —called also tourte
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Origin and Etymology of torta
Spanish, cake, from Late Latin, round loaf of bread
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