[ key-suh-dee-uh; Spanish ke-sah-th ee-yah ]
/ ˌkeɪ səˈdi ə; Spanish ˌkɛ sɑˈði yɑ /
noun, plural que·sa·dil·las [key-suh-dee-uh z; Spanish ke-sah-th ee-yahs] /ˌkeɪ səˈdi əz; Spanish ˌkɛ sɑˈði yɑs/. Mexican Cookery.
a tortilla folded over a filling of shredded cheese, onions, and chilies and broiled or fried.
- query language,
- quesada, gonzalo jiménez de,
- quesnay, françois,
- question mark
Origin of quesadilla
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/ (ˌkeɪsəˈdiːljə, -ˈdiːjə) /
a toasted tortilla filled with cheese and sometimes other ingredients
Word Origin for quesadilla
C21: from Spanish, diminutive of queso cheese
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Mexican tortilla with filling of cheese, etc., 1944, from Spanish, diminutive of quesada, "type of cheesecake," from queso "cheese," from Latin caeseus (see cheese (n.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper