Definitions

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

  • noun A flour tortilla folded in half around a savory filling, as of cheese or beans, then fried or toasted.

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  • noun A Mexican dish made by filling a tortilla (corn or flour) with cheese, folding in half and toasting until the cheese is melted. Additional ingredients, such as meats (chicken or beef, commonly), or vegetables can be added. Often served with salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream.

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  • noun a tortilla that is filled with cheese and heated

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of quesada, type of cheesecake, from queso, cheese, from Old Spanish, from Latin cāseus.]

Examples

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

  • A quesadilla is a quesadilla because it's usually made with soft "quesadilla" cheese, some of the toppings are folded inside (by the cook, instead of the eater), and the salsa is served on top.

    Taco vs. Taquito

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  • quesadilla (n.)

    1. Latin American edible confabulation, consistent of tortilla, cheese, other variant yummables, and brought to heat.

    2. See also liger.

    June 28, 2011

  • Ooh, look at all those yummy tortilla ligers in the photos down there....

    June 28, 2011

  • Rawr!

    June 28, 2011

  • Please! No feeding the animals!

    June 28, 2011

  • Sorry--that wasn't a liger. That was just my stomach growling.

    June 28, 2011

  • Oh. Carry on, then.

    June 29, 2011

  • The "Same Context" section for this word makes me feel like writing an impromptu poem.

    Edit: Sorry, perhaps I meant that the Same Context section for this word seems like an impromptu poem.

    June 30, 2011

  • The lesser-known, multifunctional quesadilla!

    Mouth-wateringly unwholesome

    A bone-forming croquette

    A jealously-guarded untraditional potpie!

    (You've also got 'masala' and 'satay' in this list,

    But I have no idea what they are.)

    June 30, 2011

  • Is not the mounted liger's satay

    a nontraditional common-stock potpie

    compared to you, quesadilla?

    Your lesser-known croquettishness

    cannot hide your multifunctional delights!

    June 30, 2011

  • Is not the mounted liger multifunctional? Satay,

    mouth-watering, bone-forming enchiladas, gluten-free

    masala, psychoactive potpies (guarded jealously),

    unwholesome nontraditional croquettes - you've got to say,

    though lesser-known, of common stock he definitely ain't

    (and in the world of quesadillas he's a St.)

    - by Alfredo Lyddite

    June 30, 2011