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tor·til·la

 (tôr-tē′yə)
n.
A thin disk of unleavened bread made from masa or wheat flour and baked on a hot surface.

[American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish torta, cake, from Late Latin tōrta, a kind of bread; akin to Greek tourta, an Attic cake of dates, flour, water, and oil baked covered in ashes, from Egyptian t-rtḥ, baked bread : t, bread + rtḥ, baked.]

tortilla

(tɔːˈtiːə)
n
(Cookery) Mexican cookery a kind of thin pancake made from corn meal and cooked on a hot griddle until dry
[C17: from Spanish: a little cake, from torta a round cake, from Late Latin; see torte]

tor•til•la

(tɔrˈti ə)

n., pl. -las.
a thin, round, unleavened bread made from cornmeal or wheat flour, and baked on a griddle or stone.
[1690–1700; < American Spanish, =tort(a) cake (see torte) + -illa diminutive suffix]

tortilla

A form of flat unleavened bread, originating in Mexico.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tortilla - thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flourtortilla - thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, hot cake, hotcake, pancake, griddlecake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
wrap - a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla
tostada - a crisp flat tortilla
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
Translations
tortilla

tortilla

[tɔːˈtiːə] Ntortilla f

tortilla

[tɔːrˈtiːjə] n
(= flat cornbread) → tortilla f
(= Spanish omelette) → tortilla f espagnoletortilla chips nplchips fpl de maïs

tortilla

nTortilla f

tortilla

[tɔːˈtiːə] ntortilla f inv
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A Taco Bar (P3,200) comes with soft flour tortillas or crispy corn shells, choice of protein, beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream with chips and salsa; a Fajita Bar (P3,700) includes soft flour tortilla, choice of protein, beans, mixed onions and peppers, shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, with chips and salsa.
Swap these flavorful wraps for anything you would use a regular flour tortilla for.
Breakfast: EGG WHITE OMELETTE 1 spray olive oil spray, 3 egg whites, 5 medium button mushroom, 20g baby spinach, 1 diced shallot, 1tbsp cream cheese, reduced fat, 1 slice granary bread, 1 cup black coffee, 1tbsp skimmed milk | TOTAL CALORIES: 191 Lunch: CHEESE AND AVOCADO TOASTY 2 slices of granary bread, 2tbsp avocado, 1 slice cheese, half fat, 80g mixed garden salad eg lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, carrot, 1tsp fat free dressing | TOTAL CALORIES: 296 Dinner: PROSCIUTTO AND VEGETABLE FLAT BREAD PIZZA 2 wheat flour tortilla wraps, 3tbsp tomato puree, 1 crushed garlic, 1/2tsp mixed herbs, 1/4 small sliced red onion, 60g grated butternut squash, 60g chopped baby spinach, 40g proscuitto trimmed of fat and roughly chopped, 100g reduced fat ricotta cheese Instructions: 1.
2 Heat a separate pan with butter oil to cook the flour tortilla, then add jack cheese on top until melted.
manufactures a compact in-store flour tortilla system designed for supermarket and restaurant use that forms, presses, bakes and cools tortillas, and can also make pita bread, chapatis and pizzas.
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A burrito is a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of beans and cheese.
Take one large flour tortilla and place it in the pan.
5 Make a breakfast burrito with chopped eggs, beans, cheese, and salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla.
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The microwaveable, hand-held sandwich features pork, melted American cheese and marinara sauce spiral-rolled in a flour tortilla.