a round Middle Eastern flatbread that is often filled with meat, peppers, etc., to make a sandwich.
- Also called pi·ta bread [pee-tuh-bred] /ˈpi tə ˌbrɛd/ .
Other definitions for pita (2 of 2)
a fiber obtained from plants of the genera Agave, Aechmea, etc., used for cordage, mats, etc.
any of these plants.
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How to use pita in a sentence
Because it was the last day of the parents’ visit from Connecticut, Rutan turned leftover breakfast eggs into an egg salad packed with lettuce wraps and pita crackers.
Either way, your lamb will be stuffed into a wood-fired pita with feta, grilled red onions, fresh herbs, garlicky toum and a tahini sauce.
If you’ve ever dipped pita after pita into a plate of baba ghanoush, you’re familiar with the wondrously smoky-sweet charms of grilled eggplant.The Best Way to Enjoy Summer Produce Is Over the Grill | Aliza Abarbanel | June 11, 2021 | Eater
Mound about a quarter of the chickpea mixture onto each pita, then sprinkle each with the feta, then the tomatoes and then the mozzarella cheese.Chickpeas, tomatoes and za’atar are the stars of this fun pizza on a pita | Ellie Krieger | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
For these pizzas, the chickpea mash gets piled onto whole-grain pita, then sprinkled with tangy feta cheese, chopped fresh tomatoes and shredded mozzarella.Chickpeas, tomatoes and za’atar are the stars of this fun pizza on a pita | Ellie Krieger | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
The half-circle of bread gets squeezed open to become a pocket like a huge, spongy pita.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s | Jane & Michael Stern | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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. | Daniel Gross | September 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
You don't technically need all the gadgets to do this, but without them, the pita factor gets kind of high.
Serve the burgers in toasted pita bread with lots of arugula, thinly sliced red onions, and roasted red peppers.
Serve in warm pita bread with arugula, roasted red pepper, sliced red onion, and the following salsa.
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
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
The sides were formed of bamboos, closely picketed, and laced together by fibres of the pita.The Rifle Rangers | Captain Mayne Reid
Blackbirds are decoyed by kernels of corn threaded on a snare of pita fibre hidden under the ground.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) | Carl Lumholtz
Pe- pita sat in a dream of joy, the color coming and going on her cheeks, her rapture glowing in her eyes.The Pretty Sister Of Jos | Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for pita
any of several agave plants yielding a strong fibre: See 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
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