tor·​ti·​lla | \ tȯr-ˈtē-yə How to pronounce tortilla (audio) \

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)

Examples of tortilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Independent was a vegetarian offering with portobello mushrooms, refried black beans, corn, carrots, avocado, cotija cheese, cilantro and ancho aioli on a flour tortilla. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Torchy's Tacos removed the Republican, Independent from the menu ⁠— but don't read into it," 29 June 2020 Roll up each tortilla and place seam-side down in prepared dish. Casey Barber, Better Homes & Gardens, "Road Trip Eats: Recipes Inspired By Route 66," 26 June 2020 Spoon the mushrooms in a straight line down the center of each tortilla. Susan Puckett, ajc, "Tortillas get the star treatment," 17 June 2020 The dough’s not difficult; what’s tricky is getting a tortilla that’s consistent every time. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "For the Best Tortillas at Home, You Need This," 12 June 2020 This mild fish will flake right into your tortilla. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need for the perfect taco night at home," 18 June 2020 Trejo’s Tacos is rooted in his mom’s traditional Mexican cooking, but geared to a health-seeking Hollywood crowd who’d find nothing weird about wrapping falafel in a tortilla. Susan Puckett, ajc, "Tortillas get the star treatment," 17 June 2020 The famous tortilla soup with rotisserie chicken and avocado is the go-to opening dish. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 14 June 2020 The design was inspired by the traditional wooden tortilla presses of Mexico, but with greater durability in mind. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "For the Best Tortillas at Home, You Need This," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of tortilla

1648, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tortilla

American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of torta cake, from Late Latin, round loaf of bread

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The first known use of tortilla was in 1648

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4 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Tortilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tortilla

: a round, thin Mexican bread that is usually eaten hot with a filling of meat, cheese, etc.


tor·​ti·​lla | \ tȯr-ˈtē-ə How to pronounce tortilla (audio) \

Kids Definition of tortilla

: a round flat bread made of corn or wheat flour and usually eaten hot with a filling

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