burrito

[ buh-ree-toh; Spanish boor-ree-taw ]
/ bəˈri toʊ; Spanish burˈri tɔ /

noun, plural bur·ri·tos [buh-ree-tohz; Spanish boor-ree-taws]. /bəˈri toʊz; Spanish burˈri tɔs/. Mexican Cooking.

a tortilla folded over a filling, as of ground beef, grated cheese, or refried beans.

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Origin of burrito

First recorded in 1940–45; from Mexican Spanish (Guerrero): “stuffed taco,” Spanish: “young donkey, foal,” equivalent to burr(o) “donkey” + -ito diminutive suffix; see origin at burro
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British Dictionary definitions for burrito

burrito
/ (bəˈriːtəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

Mexican cookery a tortilla folded over a filling of minced beef, chicken, cheese, or beans

Word Origin for burrito

C20: from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a young donkey
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