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[pee-tuh] /ˈpi tə/
a fiber obtained from plants of the genera Agave, Aechmea, etc., used for cordage, mats, etc.
any of these plants.
Origin of pita1
1690-1700; < American Spanish < Quechua pita or Aymara p’ita


[pee-tah, -tuh] /ˈpi tɑ, -tə/
a round, flat Middle Eastern bread that is often filled with meat, peppers, etc., to make a sandwich.
Also called pita bread.
1950-55, Americanism; < Modern Greek pētta, pitta bread, cake, pie Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pita
  • Serve immediately with chunks of fresh bread or pita bread.
  • Uniting the world seemed as simple as breaking pita bread and sipping cardamom-spiced coffee together.
  • The waitress will slap a plastic bag of serviceable pita bread on the table.
  • After a few seconds in the food processor, all this hummus needed were some pita chips.
  • The menu features hummus, pita pockets and homemade salad dressings.
  • The restaurant's lunch menu is noted for its gyro sandwiches and pita wraps, and also features burgers and sandwiches.
  • Put that over crostini, use endive leaves, pita chips whatever you want.
  • For the less adventurous a pita pizza or duck confit round out the menu.
  • It was served in pita bread and was actually really good.
British Dictionary definitions for pita


any of several agave plants yielding a strong fibre See also istle
a species of pineapple, Ananas magdalenae, the leaves of which yield a white fibre
Also called pita fibre. the fibre obtained from any of these plants, used in making cordage and paper
Word Origin
C17: via Spanish from Quechua
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Word Origin and History for pita

"thick, flat bread," 1951, from Modern Hebrew pita or Modern Greek petta "bread," perhaps from Greek peptos "cooked," or somehow connected to pizza (q.v.).

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pita in Technology

Pain in the arse/ass.

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Related Abbreviations for pita


pain in the ass
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