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 (frĭ-tä′tə, frēt-tä′tə)
An open-faced omelet with ingredients, such as cheese or vegetables, mixed into the eggs rather than used as a filling.

[Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere, to fry; see frit.]
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(Cookery) an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat thick omelette
[C20: Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere to fry]
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(frɪˈtɑ tə)

n., pl. -tas.
an unfolded omelet in which the eggs are mixed with vegetables, cheese, or other ingredients, cooked slowly over low heat, and then browned on top.
[1930–35; < Italian: omelet]
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Noun1.frittata - Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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