from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin disk of unleavened bread made from masa or wheat flour and baked on a hot surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- n. Spanish omelette; an omelette containing potatoes and onions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An unleavened cake, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or stone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A round cake; specifically, in Mexico, a large, round, thin cake prepared from maize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
I've read that the the tortilla was supposedly introduced to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants (or the tortilla is an adaptation of their flatbread).
- as a tortilla is Swedish (... or a sushi is Portuguese, if you prefer!)
Climate Changeglobal Warming Song Part one by Trillion Lawmakers approved so-called tortilla tax, not booze tax Lawmakers approved so-called tortilla tax, not booze tax
We had the basically set meal of fish soup, tortilla, which is a thick omlette containing potato, loads of salad, a bottle of house red and coffee all for the princely sum of A$2. 80 (220 pesetas) We asked each other why did we wait so long to visit Spain.
Hell, I've even forayed into eating salted razors, more commonly referred to as tortilla chips.
The recalled tortilla chips, sold in clear 16-ounce bags, were distributed in Washington and Oregon.
And for Spaniards, a tortilla is a sort of omelet.
The fare in Laforey's house was what might be expected in a hunter's establishment: venison, antelope, and the meat of the carnero cimarron - the Rocky Mountain sheep furnished his larder; and such meat (poor and tough at this season of the year), with cakes of Indian meal, either tortillas or gorditas, (The tortilla is a round flat pancake, made of the Indian cornmeal; the gordita is of the same material, but thicker) furnished the daily bill of fare.
She enthuses over tasty recipes in youthful, idiomatic English — describing one dish as a "party in your palate" — but is careful to pronounce Spanish words, such as "tortilla," with a Mexican accent, giving her an air of authority.
It's a healthy tortilla which is called the nopatilla and basically uses the nopal cactus powder, which in Latin America has a long history of being medicinal.