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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.]

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]

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]

tortilla

A form of flat unleavened bread, originating in Mexico.
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
Translations
tortilla

tortilla

[tɔːˈtiːə] Ntortilla f

tortilla

[tɔːrˈtiːjə] n
(= flat cornbread) → tortilla f
(= Spanish omelette) → tortilla f espagnoletortilla chips nplchips fpl de maïs

tortilla

nTortilla f

tortilla

[tɔːˈtiːə] ntortilla f inv
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