Definitions

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

  • noun A thin disk of unleavened bread made from masa or wheat flour and baked on a hot surface.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A round cake; specifically, in Mexico, a large, round, thin cake prepared from maize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An unleavened cake, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or stone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Mexico A flat round bread made out of cornmeal or flour. In Mexican cuisine they are often served with a filling or topping such as frijoles "beans", carne "meat", salsa "sauce", sour cream and cheese, in which case they are called quesadillas.
  • noun Spanish omelette; an omelette containing potatoes and onions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish torta, cake, from Late Latin, a kind of bread.]

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Borrowing from Spanish (Mexican) tortilla.

Examples

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

  • I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).

    �me encanta caldo de res!

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  • My favourite tortillas are 'tortilla de patatas' and 'tortilla de patatas con cebolla'. If you've tried them, then you know what I'm talking about

    October 21, 2007