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[pee-tah, -tuh] /ˈpi tɑ, -tə/
noun
1.
a round, flat Middle Eastern bread that is often filled with meat, peppers, etc., to make a sandwich.
Also called pita bread.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; < Modern Greek pētta, pitta bread, cake, pie
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British Dictionary definitions for pita-bread

pita

/ˈpiːtə/
noun
1.
any of several agave plants yielding a strong fibre See also istle
2.
a species of pineapple, Ananas magdalenae, the leaves of which yield a white fibre
3.
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-bread
pita
"thick, flat bread," 1951, from Modern Heb. pita or Modern Gk. petta "bread," perhaps from Gk. peptos "cooked," or somehow connected to pizza (q.v.).
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Related Abbreviations for pita-bread

PITA

pain in the ass
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