burritos

burrito

[buh-ree-toh; Spanish boor-ree-taw]
noun, plural burritos [buh-ree-tohz; Spanish boor-ree-taws] . Mexican Cookery.
a tortilla folded over a filling, as of ground beef, grated cheese, or refried beans.

Origin:
1940–45; < Mexican Spanish (Guerrero): stuffed taco, Spanish: young donkey, foal, equivalent to burr(o) burro + -ito diminutive suffix

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burrito (bəˈriːtəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
Mexican cookery a tortilla folded over a filling of minced beef, chicken, cheese, or beans
 
[C20: from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a young donkey]

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burrito
1934, from Sp., lit. "little burro" (see burro).
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