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 (bo͝o-rē′tō, bə-)
n. pl. bur·ri·tos
A flour tortilla wrapped around a filling, as of beef, beans, or cheese.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of burro, burro; see burro.]


n, pl -tos
(Cookery) Mexican cookery a tortilla folded over a filling of minced beef, chicken, cheese, or beans
[C20: from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a young donkey]


(bəˈri toʊ)

n., pl. -tos.
a flour tortilla folded over a filling, as of beef, cheese, or refried beans.
[1940–45, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish (Guerrero), Sp: young donkey, foal =burr(o) burro + -ito diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burrito - a flour tortilla folded around a fillingburrito - a flour tortilla folded around a filling
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
beef burrito - a burrito with a beef filling
quesadilla - a tortilla that is filled with cheese and heated
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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