Definition of tortilla in English:

tortilla

Line breaks: tor|tilla
Pronunciation: /tɔːˈtiːjə
 
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noun

1(In Mexican cookery) a thin, flat maize pancake, eaten hot or cold, typically with a savoury 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.
2(In Spanish cookery) an omelette.
More example sentences
  • 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'.

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