tortilla

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noun tor·ti·lla \tȯr-ˈtē-yə\

Definition of tortilla

  1. :  a thin round of unleavened cornmeal or wheat flour bread usually eaten hot with a topping or filling (as of ground meat or cheese)

Origin and Etymology of tortilla

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


First Known Use: 1648



TORTILLA Defined for English Language Learners

tortilla

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noun tor·ti·lla \tȯr-ˈtē-yə\

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

tortilla

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noun tor·ti·lla \tȯr-ˈtē-ə\

Definition of tortilla for Students

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


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