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tortilla

[ tawr-tee-uh; Spanish tawr-tee-yah ]

noun

, Mexican Cooking.
, plural tor·til·las [tawr-, tee, -, uh, z, taw, r, -, tee, -yahs].
  1. a thin, round, unleavened bread prepared from cornmeal or sometimes wheat flour, baked on a flat plate of iron, earthenware, or the like.


tortilla

/ tɔːˈtiːə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tortilla1

1690–1700; < Spanish, equivalent to tort ( a ) cake ( torte ) + -illa diminutive suffix < Latin -ella

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tortilla1

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

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Example Sentences

A couple weeks ago, I stuffed a jug of lemonade, two sandwiches, two medium-sized bags of chips, and a package of tortillas in there.

Soon after the Coronado High School basketball team’s big win, a video surfaced of Coronado students throwing tortillas at Orange Glen players.

That network forms the scaffolding within which the chunks of fat will melt when baked, creating the characteristic flakes that distinguish pastry from a flour tortilla.

My husband taught the students how to prepare tortilla española and espinacas a la catalana in their own kitchens.

I pop the doughnuts into an old bread bag or tortilla wrapper bag.

The notion to morph a specialty tortilla chip into a taco shell at first may sound like it would be a snap.

Rodrigo de la Calle is the rare Spanish chef content to trade in his tortilla española for more creative gastronomical adventures.

To assemble taco place escabeche, fish and tartar sauce in a tortilla and garnish with cilantro and lime.

To assemble taco place crème fraiche, salsa, chicken, and plantains in a tortilla.

Place cactus mix in warm tortilla and top with fresh cilantro and jalapeño pepper.

If you could not manage with the tortilla, you were excused for using your fingers.

All were extremely hungry, as we had eaten nothing since morning except a tortilla or two with some eggs as we rode along.

Two of the men carried earthen platters filled with frijoles, a single tortilla in each platter.

The sacrifice in 13 is represented by a Kan sign, which is equivalent to maize, maize bread or tortilla.

Beat the eggs and pour them into the mixture, let the tortilla set, then turn it with a plate, and set the other side.

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