frittata

[ fri-tah-tuh; Italian freet-tah-tah ]
/ frɪˈtɑ tə; Italian fritˈtɑ tɑ /

noun, plural frit·ta·tas, Italian frit·ta·te [freet-tah-te] /fritˈtɑ tɛ/. Italian Cookery.

an omelet resembling a large pancake and containing vegetables, seasonings, and often ricotta, Parmesan, or other cheese.

Nearby words

  1. frites,
  2. frith,
  3. frithstool,
  4. fritillaria,
  5. fritillary,
  6. fritter,
  7. fritter away,
  8. fritto misto,
  9. fritz,
  10. friuli

Origin of frittata

1930–35; < Italian: omelet, equivalent to fritt(o) fried (see frit) + -ata -ade1

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British Dictionary definitions for frittata

frittata

/ (frɪˈtɑːtə) /

noun

an Italian dish made with eggs and chopped vegetables or meat, resembling a flat thick omelette

Word Origin for frittata

C20: Italian, from fritto, past participle of friggere to fry

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Word Origin and History for frittata

frittata

n.

1884, from Italian frittata, from fritto "fried" (see frit).

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