- 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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The word represents the Hindustani chapati, and is applied to the usual form of native bread, the staple food of upper India.
- (in Indian cookery) a flat coarse unleavened bread resembling a pancake
Word Origin for chapati
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