[ tawr-tee-uh; Spanish tawr-tee-yah ]
/ tɔrˈti ə; Spanish tɔrˈti yɑ /

noun, plural tor·til·las [tawr-tee-uh z; Spanish tawr-tee-yahs] /tɔrˈti əz; Spanish tɔrˈti yɑs/. Mexican Cookery.

a thin, round, unleavened bread prepared from cornmeal or sometimes wheat flour, baked on a flat plate of iron, earthenware, or the like.

Origin of tortilla

1690–1700; < Spanish, equivalent to tort(a) cake (see torte) + -illa diminutive suffix < Latin -ella Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tortilla

/ (tɔːˈtiːə) /


Mexican cookery a kind of thin pancake made from corn meal and cooked on a hot griddle until dry

Word Origin for tortilla

C17: from Spanish: a little cake, from torta a round cake, from Late Latin; see torte
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