Definition of tortilla in English:

tortilla

Syllabification: tor·til·la
Pronunciation: /tôrˈtē(y)ə
 
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noun

1(In Mexican cooking) a thin, flat pancake of cornmeal or flour, eaten hot or cold, typically with a savory filling.
More example sentences
  • Cornmeal is patted into a thin pancake called a tortilla.
  • Later, Sahagún tells us, they feasted agreeably on ‘white tortillas, grains of maize, turkey eggs, turkeys, and all kinds of fruit’.
  • The warm tortillas were thin and tender, crisp outside and yielding inside, with the rich sweetness of flour bound with salt and fat.
1.1(In Spanish cooking) a thick omelet containing potato and other vegetables, typically served cut into wedges.
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  • Among our tapas selections, the Spanish tortilla had none of the eggy allure this traditional potato omelet can exhibit.
  • It is always served buffet style as a selection of culinary delights such as olives, fish or tortilla which the Spanish pick and choose from.
  • The Spanish tortilla, La Tasca style, is an omelette of mashed potatoes and onion, mildly seasoned.

Origin

Spanish, diminutive of torta 'cake'. Compare with torte.

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