tostado

tostada

[toh-stah-duh; Spanish taws-tah-thah]
noun, plural tostadas [toh-stah-duhz; Spanish taws-tah-thahs] . Mexican Cookery.
a tortilla fried until crisp and usually topped with a variety of ingredients, as shredded meat or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Also, tostado [toh-stah-doh] .


Origin:
1935–40; < Mexican Spanish, noun use of past participle of Spanish tostar to toast1

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tostada or tostado (tɒˈstɑːdə, tɒˈstɑːdəʊ)
 
n , pl -das, -dos
a crispy deep-fried tortilla topped with meat, cheese, and refried beans
 
[Spanish, literally: toasted, past participle of tostar]
 
tostado or tostado
 
n
 
[Spanish, literally: toasted, past participle of tostar]

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tostada
1945, from Mex.Sp., from pp. of Sp. tostar "to toast."
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