Definition of pita in English:


Syllabification: pi·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈpētə
(also pita bread)


North American
  • Flat hollow unleavened bread that can be split open to hold a filling.
    More 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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