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pitta

[pit-uh] /ˈpɪt ə/
noun
1.
any of several brilliantly colored, passerine birds of the family Pittidae, inhabiting dark, Old World, tropical forests.
Origin of pitta
1830-1840
1830-40; < Telugu piṭṭa bird
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British Dictionary definitions for pitta

pitta1

/ˈpɪtə/
noun
1.
another name for pitta bread

pitta2

/ˈpɪtə/
noun
1.
any of various small brightly coloured ground-dwelling tropical birds of the genus Pitta
Word Origin
C19: from Telugu

pitta bread

/ˈpɪtə/
noun
1.
a flat rounded slightly leavened bread, originally from the Middle East, with a hollow inside like a pocket, which can be filled with food Also called Arab bread, Greek bread
Word Origin
from Modern Greek: a cake
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