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frittata

[fri-tah-tuh; Italian freet-tah-tah]
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noun, plural frit·ta·tas, Italian frit·ta·te [freet-tah-te] /fritˈtɑ tɛ/. Italian Cookery.
  1. an omelet resembling a large pancake and containing vegetables, seasonings, and often ricotta, Parmesan, or other cheese.
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Origin of frittata

1930–35; < Italian: omelet, equivalent to fritt(o) fried (see frit) + -ata -ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for frittata

frittata

noun
  1. an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat thick omelette
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Word Origin

C20: Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere to fry
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Word Origin and History for frittata

n.

1884, from Italian frittata, from fritto "fried" (see frit).

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