Pizza definitions

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A baked pie of Italian origin consisting of a shallow breadlike crust covered with toppings such as seasoned tomato sauce, cheese, or sausage.
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A baked Italian dish consisting of flattened bread dough covered variously with herbs, fresh vegetables, or, typically in the U.S., with tomato sauce, grated cheese, and, often, sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, etc.
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Pizza is an Italian food that generally includes bread dough, herbs, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

An example of pizza is a food on which many people place pepperoni.

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(uncountable) A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese, and other ingredients such as meat, vegetables or fruit.

A slice of pizza.

A pizza pie.

Want to go out for pizza tonight?

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(countable) A single instance of this dish.

He ate a whole pizza!

Should we cook a frozen pizza for dinner?

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Origin of pizza

[1935] Borrowing from Italian Italian pizza, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Byzantine Greek πίττα (pitta, “cake, pie"), from Ancient Greek πίσσα (pissa, “pitch"), Attic πίττα (pitta), from πεπτός (peptos, “cooked") or from Langobardic pizza ("bit, bite"), or from Latin pinso (“I beat, pound").