- a fiber obtained from plants of the genera Agave, Aechmea, etc., used for cordage, mats, etc.
- any of these plants.
Origin of pita1
- a round, flat Middle Eastern bread that is often filled with meat, peppers, etc., to make a sandwich.
Origin of pita2
Examples from the Web for pita
Contemporary Examples of pita
Sure, some falafel places in Israel stuff a couple of french fries into the pita.Is That It? Burger King’s French Fry Burger Is Just Carb Overkill.
September 3, 2013
You don't technically need all the gadgets to do this, but without them, the PITA factor gets kind of high.The Gadget Chef: Reconstructed Chicken Soup
November 2, 2012
To complete the Greek theme, the burgers are served on pita bread instead of buns.The Humble Burger Goes Glam
June 30, 2009
When ready to serve, heat the pita and place it on a large platter.Roast Chicken, Eggplant Pancakes, Cranberry-Walnut Tart
The Daily Beast
December 23, 2008
Historical Examples of pita
The only sign of industry in Archidona is the manufacture of pita thread from the aloe.The Andes and the Amazon
"Pita ya maji tayiari," said Sanguiki coming from the new-made water trail.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The Zoques make from the ixtle and pita thread and superior hammocks, in which they have quite a trade.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1
Hubert Howe Bancroft
She brought also several other articles—a lasso, some cords of the pita, and a couple of knives.The Boy Hunters
Captain Mayne Reid
These are laced together by cords of the “pita” aloe; but the interstices between are left open, so as freely to admit the breeze.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
- any of several agave plants yielding a strong fibreSee also istle
- a species of pineapple, Ananas magdalenae, the leaves of which yield a white fibre
- Also called: pita fibre the fibre obtained from any of these plants, used in making cordage and paper
Word Origin for pita
"thick, flat bread," 1951, from Modern Hebrew pita or Modern Greek petta "bread," perhaps from Greek peptos "cooked," or somehow connected to pizza (q.v.).