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
Brock's tortillas will be made using masa and benne seeds.
Specialties: The Dandylion features vegetarian chili topped with tortilla chips, fresh diced tomatoes and scallions on top of a bed of greens and quinoa served with shaved cheddar and green goddess dressing.
If used as an appetizer, serve with sweet potato tortilla chips for dipping.
The all-you-can-eat buffet features unlimited oysters, caviar, sushi, and fresh masa tortillas made to order.
Our Mexican friends and neighbors had a different definition: Two tortillas, much paler but also much tastier, folded around grilled or stewed meat, onions, cilantro, maybe salsa.
Luckily, Indianapolis will host an entire week devoted to the tortilla that gently hugs a delicious filling.
A query about how many calories were in a tortilla provided the answer plus a whole host of other nutritional information.
First, the chef first spins a mound of cotton candy and then flattens it into a thick tortilla shape.
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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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