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A flour tortilla folded in half around a savory filling, as of cheese or beans, then fried or toasted.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of quesada, type of cheesecake, from queso, cheese, from Old Spanish, from Latin cāseus.]


(ˌkeɪsəˈdiːljə; -ˈdiːjə)
(Cookery) a toasted tortilla filled with cheese and sometimes other ingredients
[C21: from Spanish, diminutive of queso cheese]
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Noun1.quesadilla - a tortilla that is filled with cheese and heated
burrito - a flour tortilla folded around a filling
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