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ciabatta

[chuh-bah-tuh; Italian chah-baht-tah] /tʃəˈbɑ tə; Italian tʃɑˈbɑt tɑ/
noun
1.
a slightly flattened Italian yeast bread made with olive oil and having large air pockets within.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90; < Italian: literally, slipper
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Examples from the web for ciabatta
  • Grab a loaf of their ciabatta or focaccia, and you'll have a filling meal on your hands.
  • Service is highly attentive, and the waitstaff unerringly seems to know when to replenish the ciabatta bread that has gone cold.
British Dictionary definitions for ciabatta

ciabatta

/tʃəˈbætə/
noun
1.
a type of open-textured bread made with olive oil
Word Origin
C20: from Italian, literally: slipper
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Contemporary definitions for ciabatta
noun

a type of moist Italian bread made with olive oil; a loaf of this bread, which has large air holes

Word Origin

Italian ciabatta 'old shoe, slipper' from the loaf's shape

Usage Note

cooking; plural is ciabattas, ciabatte

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Word Origin and History for ciabatta
n.

type of Italian bread, c.1990, from Italian ciabatta, literally "carpet slipper," so called for its shape; from the same source that produced French sabot, Spanish zapata (see sabotage (n.)).

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