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chapati

[chuh-pah-tee, -pat-ee]
noun, plural cha·pa·ti, cha·pa·tis, cha·pa·ties. Indian Cookery.
  1. a flat pancakelike bread, usually of whole-wheat flour, baked on a griddle.
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Also cha·pat·ti.

Origin of chapati

First recorded in 1855–60, chapati is from the Hindi word capāti
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Historical Examples of chapati

  • The word represents the Hindustani chapati, and is applied to the usual form of native bread, the staple food of upper India.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for chapati

chapati

chapatti

noun plural -ti, -tis or -ties
  1. (in Indian cookery) a flat coarse unleavened bread resembling a pancake
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Word Origin for chapati

from Hindi
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