Tortilla meaning

tôr-tēyə
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A thin, flat, round cake of unleavened cornmeal or, often, of flour, baked on a griddle or, originally, a flat stone.
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A thin disk of unleavened bread made from masa or wheat flour and baked on a hot surface.
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(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.
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(Spain) Spanish omelette; an omelette containing potatoes and onions.
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Origin of tortilla

  • American Spanish diminutive of Spanish torta cake from Late Latin a kind of bread

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

  • Borrowing from Spanish (Mexican) tortilla.

    From Wiktionary