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arepa

[ uh-rey-puh; Spanish ah-re-pah ]
/ əˈreɪ pə; Spanish ɑˈrɛ pɑ /
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noun

a corn pancake, sometimes sweetened, used in Colombian and Venezuelan cookery.

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Origin of arepa

First recorded in 1920–25, arepa is from the Carib word arepa, erepa “corn, cornmeal, cornmeal cake”
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