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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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A form of flat unleavened bread, originating in Mexico.
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|Noun||1.||tortilla - 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
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tortilla[tɔːˈtiːə] N → tortilla f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= flat cornbread) → tortilla f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Tortilla f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
tortilla[tɔːˈtiːə] n → tortilla f inv
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