tos·​to·​ne | \ tō-ˈstō-nā How to pronounce tostone (audio) \

Definition of tostone

: a thick slice of green plantain that is fried, flattened, and then fried again

Examples of tostone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Food: Oven-roasted chicken with rice and beans and tostones. Los Angeles Times, "Disaster movies and disaster rations: A coronavirus food and film pairing," 3 Apr. 2020 On Monday nights, La Terraza de Bonanza is the place to be for live bomba music and cheap eats that include tostones and empanadillas. Kristin Braswell, USA TODAY, "Find the right Caribbean island, from luxurious St. Barths to budget-friendly Puerto Rico," 14 Jan. 2020 Each one comes with a choice of sides that includes beans, tostones or maduros., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019 In addition to its specialty drinks, Luna stocks a decent variety of spirits, including Venezuelan rums. Dishes like cachapas, arepas, and tostones may seem mysterious. Eric Velasco, al, "Try authentic Venezuelan food at Luna Latin in Avondale," 18 Sep. 2019 Indulge in authentic foods and snacks from Latin America like Mexican esquite, pollo guisado con tostones from the Dominican Republic, Peruvian ceviche, pernil and arroz con gandules from Puerto Rico and more. Thalia Juarez,, "See Aztec dances, folkloric performances, marching horses and more at Baltimore’s Parade of Latinx Nations," 27 Sep. 2019 Black beans—which can be the filling in cachapas, arepas, tostones, and tacos—are cooked with cumin and onion and are sabor-dense, yet meat-free. Eric Velasco, al, "Try authentic Venezuelan food at Luna Latin in Avondale," 18 Sep. 2019 This weekend the Marlins square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and, if all else fails, Pincho is there with its signature burger on fried tostones. Ben Crandell,, "Weekend preview: Love ya, Dad. Where’s Mom?," 12 June 2019 Elena Ruz Cuban Cuisine provides food in a cafe offering empanadas, tostones and Cuban-inspired bowls and sandwiches. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Double 8 grocery stores: Here's what they are now," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of tostone

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tostone

American Spanish tostón, from Spanish tostar

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“Tostone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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