Origin of tortillaSp, diminutive of torta: see torta
Origin of tortillaAmerican Spanish diminutive of Spanish torta cake from Late Latin tōrta a kind of bread Greek tourta an Attic cake of dates, flour, water, and oil baked covered in ashes from Egyptian t-rth baked bread t bread rth baked
- (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