Burrito definition

bo͝o-rētō, bə-
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A flour tortilla wrapped around a filling, as of beef, beans, or cheese.
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A Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat and/or beans, cheese etc.
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A Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat, cheese, fried beans, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
burrito
Plural:
burritos

Origin of burrito

  • American Spanish from Spanish diminutive of burro burro burro

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish, diminutive of burro (“donkey”), from burrico (“donkey”), from Latin burricus (“small horse”), from burrus (“red-brown”), from Ancient Greek πυρρός (purros, “flame colored”), from πῦρ (pur, “fire”).

    From Wiktionary