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a type of moist Italian bread made with olive oil; a loaf of this bread, which has large air holes
Italian ciabatta 'old shoe, slipper' from the loaf's shape
cooking; plural is ciabattas, ciabatte
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.)).