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Tortilla

Tortilla. A round, thin, unleavened flatbread of Central American origin, made of cornmeal (q.v.) or wheat flour (q.v.), and baked on a griddle (q.v.) or in a special, three-tier oven (q.v.), and normally consumed with some type of meat filling. The individual tortilla can be made either by hand stretching of the dough (q.v.), by pressing in a stamping device, or by die cutting of the sheeted dough.