Adjective "pitta" definition and examples

(Pitta may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpɪtə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

Flat, hollow, slightly leavened bread which can be split open to hold a filling.
  1. count noun 'flat pitta breads make perfect sandwiches'
  2. 'For dinner, all I had was pita bread, hummus, spinach and a lovely glass of Merlot.'
  3. 'Try pinto beans with chickpea hummus on pita bread, or a black bean soup.'
  4. 'I like real food; pitta bread not garlic pitta bread.'
  5. 'The pita bread that accompanied it was sheer perfection - toasty, fresh, firm.'
  6. 'The first dish to arrive was a simple plate of pita bread and hummus.'
  7. 'Everyone guffawed as they swiped the small bowls before them with triangles of pita bread.'
  8. 'Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.'
  9. 'You can even try a low-fat tortilla or pita bread instead.'
  10. 'Toast pita bread in a 350 F oven until dry and crisp, about 15 minutes.'
  11. 'All the bread they use, from pita to the crust of Turkish pizza, is baked fresh in a traditional clay oven.'

noun

A small ground-dwelling thrush-like bird with brightly coloured plumage and a very short tail, found in the Old World tropics.
  1. 'The fairy pitta is one of the most precious birds in Linnei Township and is listed as a critically endangered species.'
  2. 'Asities' closest relatives are actually pittas and broadbills (Eurylaimidae).'

More definitions

1. any of several brilliantly colored, passerine birds of the family Pittidae, inhabiting dark, Old World, tropical forests.

More examples(as adjective)

"breads can be pitta."

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Telugu piṭṭa ‘(young) bird’.