Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A corn tortilla rolled around a filling, such as beef, chicken, or cheese, into a thin cylinder and sometimes deep-fried.

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  • noun A type of fried cylindrical tortilla or taco (Mexican food)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, flute, probably from Old Provençal flaüt; see flute.]

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From Mexican Spanish flauta, with same meaning, because of its shape, resembling a flute

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