Definition of tortilla
: a thin round of unleavened cornmeal or wheat flour bread usually eaten hot with a topping or filling (as of ground meat or cheese)
Recent Examples of tortilla from the Web
The unleavened bread was called enjera, like a slightly rubbery and sour tortilla.
No one tried to steal any tortilla ladies from you dude.
Those tortilla makers use only heirloom corn from Mexico.
Line the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate with 1 warmed (see Note) tortilla.
According to the suit filed Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court, Lavinia Kelly ate tortilla chips with nacho-cheese sauce bought from the station on April 21 and began to feel ill the next day.
This includes the tortilla chips that come with salsa and a chipotle bean dip.
Nearby, open shelves displayed ingredients, including corn tortillas, masa harina and canned tomatillos (fresh ones, grown for her by a farmer about 80 miles away in County Wexford, were sold out).
That way, each meal’s food arrangement will create a different face: spaghetti hair with a green-bean mouth at dinner tonight, or a tortilla beard sporting black-bean lips and salsa eyebrows at lunch tomorrow.
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Origin and Etymology of tortilla
American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of torta cake, from Late Latin, round loaf of bread
First Known Use: 1648See Words from the same year
TORTILLA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tortilla for English Language Learners
: a round, thin Mexican bread that is usually eaten hot with a filling of meat, cheese, etc.
TORTILLA Defined for Kids
Definition of tortilla for Students
: a round flat bread made of corn or wheat flour and usually eaten hot with a filling
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