Definition of ciabatta in English:

ciabatta

Syllabification: cia·bat·ta
Pronunciation: /CHəˈbätə
 
/
(also ciabatta bread)

noun

  • A type of flattish, open-textured Italian bread with a floury crust, made with olive oil.
    More example sentences
    • While most are familiar with focaccia, the Italian flatbread, ciabatta was all new to me.
    • Start off with some good bread - ciabatta if possible.
    • Every culture has a different way of baking - we have the Italians to thank for ciabatta.

Origin

Italian, literally 'slipper' (from its shape).

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