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 Cookery.

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

Origin of burrito

1940–45; < Mexican Spanish (Guerrero): stuffed taco, Spanish: young donkey, foal, equivalent to burr(o) burro + -ito diminutive suffix
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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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