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[toh-stah-duh; Spanish taws-tah-th ah] /toʊˈstɑ də; Spanish tɔsˈtɑ ðɑ/
noun, plural tostadas
[toh-stah-duh z; Spanish taws-tah-th ahs] /toʊˈstɑ dəz; Spanish tɔsˈtɑ ðɑs/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Cookery.
a tortilla fried until crisp and usually topped with a variety of ingredients, as shredded meat or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Also, tostado
[toh-stah-doh] /toʊˈstɑ doʊ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of tostada
1935-40; < Mexican Spanish, noun use of past participle of Spanish tostar to toast1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -das, -dos
a crispy deep-fried tortilla topped with meat, cheese, and refried beans
Word Origin
Spanish, literally: toasted, past participle of tostar
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Word Origin and History for tostada

1945, from Mexican Spanish, from past participle of Spanish tostar "to toast" (see toast (v.1)).

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