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ciabatta

ci·a·bat·ta

 (chə-bä′tə)
n.
A porous bread with a crispy crust, baked in a flattish, usually oblong loaf.

[Italian ciabatta, slipper, worn-out shoe, ciabatta (from the loaf's shape); akin to Old French chavate, savate, old slipper, and Portuguese sapato and Spanish zapato, shoe, of unknown origin.]
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ciabatta

(tʃəˈbætə)
n
(Cookery) a type of open-textured bread made with olive oil
[C20: from Italian, literally: slipper]
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ciabatta

[tʃəˈbætə] nciabatta f
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ciabatta

nCiabatta nt
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And then, some North African shakshuka--eggs cooked in a tomato and pepper sauce so good you'll want to dip your French croissant or Italian giabatta into it until not a single drop is left.