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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.]
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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]
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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]
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tortilla

A form of flat unleavened bread, originating in Mexico.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
tortilla

tortilla

[tɔːˈtiːə] Ntortilla 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

tortilla

[tɔːrˈtiːjə] n
(= flat cornbread) → tortilla f
(= Spanish omelette) → tortilla f espagnoletortilla chips nplchips fpl de maïs
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tortilla

nTortilla 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] ntortilla f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Without dumping on the flour tortilla, though, I will say I generally prefer corn tortillas for their flavor, texture and versatility.
Incorporating sprouted whole-wheat flour into tortillas can enhance their nutritional profile and allows for more diverse whole grain options for consumers.
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They serve it on a long piece of butcher paper and use three grilled tortillas piled high with tender meat, slaw, and sauce.
Tortillas: Wheat Flour and Corn Products is not light consumer or cookbook reading, but is recommended for college-level students of culinary studies who want a specific, 300-page technical discussion of the technology and development of corn and wheat tortilla products.
While a platter of crispy tortillas alongside well melted yellow cheese and sliced jalapenos is a common way to enjoy nachos, the real fun is creating your own crispy, cheesy masterpiece.
The company is now actively developing new recipes for its tortillas, which are the only food items on its menu that include any artificial additives.
A recent visit to the Santa Fe School of Cooking (santafeschoolofcooking.com) reminded us how amazing--and easy--homemade tortillas can be (try them with our Spicy Lamb Tacos, page 90).