[ chuh-pah-tee, -pat-ee ]
/ tʃəˈpɑ ti, -ˈpæt i /
noun, plural cha·pa·ti, cha·pa·tis, cha·pa·ties. Indian Cookery.
a flat pancakelike bread, usually of whole-wheat flour, baked on a griddle.
Origin of chapati
First recorded in 1855–60, chapati is from the Hindi word capāti
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Examples from the Web for chapati
The word represents the Hindustani chapati, and is applied to the usual form of native bread, the staple food of upper India.
British Dictionary definitions for chapati
/ (tʃəˈpætɪ, -ˈpʌtɪ, -ˈpɑːtɪ) /
noun plural -ti, -tis or -ties
(in Indian cookery) a flat coarse unleavened bread resembling a pancake
Word Origin for chapati
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