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noun (1)

pi·​ta ˈpē-tə How to pronounce pita (audio)
: any of several fiber-yielding plants (such as an agave)
: the fiber of a pita
also : any of several fibers from other sources


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noun (2)

: a thin flat bread that can be separated easily into two layers to form a pocket

called also pita bread

Examples of pita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Taste Mediterranean Kitchen, which had its grand opening at the Hartford food hall Tuesday, serves classic Mediterranean fare like chicken and lamb shawarma, grape leaves, falafel gyros, pitas, baba ganoush, hummus, fries and greek salads. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 17 July 2024 Don’t miss the lemon mint hummus paired with the lemon and herb pita chips. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 15 July 2024 The fresh pita, which is not the shop's specialty, was as delicious as the meat. David Faris, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 Popular Levantine pita shop and café Yellow just opened a second location in the Union Market District. Anna Spiegel, Axios, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for pita 

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Word History


Noun (1)

Spanish & Portuguese

Noun (2)

Modern Greek

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (2)

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pita was in 1648

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Cite this Entry

“Pita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pita. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a thin flat bread
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