tortilla

Definitions

  • Mexican Woman Making Tortillas
    Mexican Woman Making Tortillas
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tortilla thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In New Mexico, over eleven thousand people have visited a tortilla chip that appeared to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it
    • n Tortilla An unleavened cake, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Last year Americans ate more than 8.5 million pounds of tortilla chips on Super Bowl Sunday.
    • n tortilla A round cake; specifically, in Mexico, a large, round, thin cake prepared from maize. For this purpose it is first parboiled to cleanse and soften the grain, then crushed into a paste on a flat stone with a stone implement not unlike a rolling-pin, then worked with the hands into a kind of thin pancake, then baked, first on one side and then on the other, on a flat smooth plate of iron or earthenware, this baking being a sort of toasting carried just so far as not to brown the tortilla, which is then served up hot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tortilla tor-tē′lya a round flat cake made from maize in Mexico.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp., dim. of torta, a tart.

Usage

In literature:

Then the Stony Brook disciples stoked the fireplace, set the tablecloth on the floor, grated cheese, and emptied bags of tortilla chips.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
It spoils you for tortillas and rice, doesn't it?
"Soldiers of Fortune" by Richard Harding Davis
Through the arbor a glimpse of the Tortilla Mountains, forty miles away, held the eye.
"The Round-up" by John Murray and Marion Mills Miller
I took lessons in the making of tortillas.
"Vanished Arizona" by Martha Summerhayes
She tossed the tortillas as Molly had taught her and baked them over the coals.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Mix to blend and then spread the tortillas with this mixture.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
For myself, he soon had hot coffee and tortillas on the table.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The Mexicans bake their tortillas, or thin flour cakes, by smearing them upon smooth stones.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The greasy warmed-over chile con carne, the half-cooked tortillas and the muddy coffee accounted for Slade's praises of Elsie as a cook.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
We were soon engaged on fresh steaks (of wild cows), roasted ribs of venison, dried buffalo tongues, tortillas, and coffee.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
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In news:

Has a new partnership with Whale Tails Tortilla Chips.
It requires a tortilla and a filling.
PLANO, Texas — Tostitos is expanding its Artisan Recipes brand with the introduction of two new tortilla chips flavors.
It's also the sort of place where you can watch a cook make homemade tortillas right in front of you.
Once the meat is cooked, serve it with lots of warm tortillas and Mexican rice.
Fold tortillas to form burritos .
To make burritos , sprinkle ¼ cup of the chocolate pieces and ¼ cup raspberries in the center of each tortilla.
Ground cinnamon, divided 3 flour tortillas 1 Tbsp.
Tortilla soup is a one-dish recipe for an easy and healthy weeknight supper.
Tortilla chicken soup with chipotle peppers to add flavor, heat, and smoke.
Mexican border state hopes putting ads on tortilla wrappers will help find missing people.
Tortilla roll-ups an easy treat to make for casual occasions .
Tacos are served in authentic Mexican-style -- on corn tortillas.
Bake tortillas on sheet pan for approximately 5 mins.
Divide chicken mixture evenly among the tortillas.
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