- any of various agave plants yielding a fiber used in paper, etc.
- the fiber
Origin of pitaAmerican Spanish from Taino, thread from agave fibers
- a round, hollow, relatively flat bread of the Middle Eastalso pita bread
- a piece of this: it can be split into two layers or cut crosswise to form a pocket for a filling
Origin of pitaModern Hebrew pita ( from southeastern Judezmo) or Modern Greek pitta (see pizza)
Origin of pitaModern Greek pita pie, cake, bread from Medieval Greek perhaps of Germanic origin Old High German bizzo, pizzo bite, morsel ; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.
- Any of several agaves that yield strong leaf fibers. Also called istle .
- The fiber of any of these plants, used in making cordage and paper.
Origin of pitaSpanish perhaps of Taíno origin perhaps akin to Taíno pitahaya pitahaya
From Byzantine Greek Ï€Î¯Ï„Î± (pÃta, “pie").
- A fiber obtained from the Agave americana and related species, used for making cordage and paper.
- The plant which yields the fiber.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- (acronym) Pain in the ass, pain in the arse.