pita

1
[ pee-tuh ]
/ ˈpi tə /

noun

a fiber obtained from plants of the genera Agave, Aechmea, etc., used for cordage, mats, etc.
any of these plants.

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Origin of pita

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1690–1700; <American Spanish <Quechua pita or Aymara p’ita

Definition for pita (2 of 2)

pita2
[ pee-tah, -tuh ]
/ ˈpi tɑ, -tə /

noun

a round, flat Middle Eastern bread that is often filled with meat, peppers, etc., to make a sandwich.
Also called pita bread .

Origin of pita

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First recorded in 1935–40; from Modern Greek pḗtta, pítta, píta “bread, cake, pie”; further origin uncertain; perhaps from Greek peptós “cooked, baked”; perhaps from Modern Hebrew pittāh, pitāh, from Balkan Ladino pita “flat bread”; perhaps from Germanic, akin to Old High German bizzo, pizzo “bite, morsel”
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British Dictionary definitions for pita

pita
/ (ˈpiːtə) /

noun

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

C17: via Spanish from Quechua
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