A stack of chapati bread.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a thin, flat unleavened bread of India, usually of whole-wheat flour, baked in a hot, dry skillet
- pl. chapatis a piece of this
Origin: Hindi capati ; from Sanskrit carpaṭī, flat cake ; from carpaṭa, flat
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also cha·pat·tinoun pl. cha·pa·tis also cha·pat·tis
Origin: Hindi capātī.