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 Back is known for his tuna pizza, a tortilla topped with mayo, fresh herbs, and raw tuna. Lanae Brody, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 The line includes foods like grain-free alternative tortillas and no-salt tortilla chips. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 3 Aug. 2022 It’s topped with another tortilla that’s smothered with more sauce, a blend of cheeses and chopped tomatoes. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 2 Aug. 2022 Another 60 people – including farmers, construction workers, and tortilla sellers – have been detained in the Bajo Lempa region and their families similarly ostracized. Caterina Morbiato, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 July 2022 Niccol told investors this week that higher dairy, packaging and tortilla prices factored into the new price hikes, which follow a previous round of price increases in February. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 27 July 2022 Top it all with a fresh tomato-avocado salsa and enjoy one or two patties as-is, tucked inside a tortilla, or atop a salad. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 The winner then gets to slap the loser across the face with… a tortilla. Justine Browning,, 21 July 2022 The video shows Hart beating Johnson twice in a game of rock, paper, scissors, and swinging a tortilla at Johnson's face. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 See More

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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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10 Aug 2022

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“Tortilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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