Origin of tortillaSp, diminutive of torta: see torta
Origin of tortillaAmerican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish torta, cake, from Late Latin, a kind of bread.
- (Mexico) A flat round bread made out of cornmeal or flour. In Mexican cuisine they are often served with a filling or topping such as frijoles "beans", carne "meat", salsa "sauce", sour cream and cheese, in which case they are called quesadillas.
- (Spain) Spanish omelette; an omelette containing potatoes and onions