Definition of pita in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpēdə/
(also pita bread)


North American
Flat hollow unleavened bread that can be split open to hold a filling.
Example sentences
  • I like real food; pitta bread not garlic pitta bread.
  • One of the main Arab dishes is called hummus, which is ground chickpeas and garlic with spices served with flat pita bread.
  • We had the wine, the sparkling water, the started salad, the starter garlic pita bread and then pizzas all round.


Modern Greek, literally 'cake or pie'; compare with Turkish pide, in a similar sense.

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Syllabification: pi·ta

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