slim unleavened pancake created from cornmeal or wheat flour
- An unleavened dessert since maize flour baked on a heated metal or rock
- An unleavened dessert, since maize flour, baked on a heated iron or rock.
1690s, from American Spanish tortilla, from Spanish, "a tart," virtually "somewhat dessert," diminutive of torta "dessert," from belated Latin torta "flat cake" (see torte).
[Latin American] a very slim Mexican bread made of corn or grain flour. These are generally served both smooth and deep-fried. A round, level unleavened loaves of bread created from a dough of wheat flour or corn flour; the basic of Latin American cookery.
- omelet [Am.]
(letter.) An unleavened dessert, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or rock.
It was some sort of sugared tortilla that fogged the kitchen in a delicious, sweet aroma.