from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A baked pie of Italian origin consisting of a shallow breadlike crust covered with toppings such as seasoned tomato sauce, cheese, sausage, or olives.
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- n. A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese, and other ingredients such as meat, vegetables or fruit
- n. A single instance of this dish
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- n. Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
Italian, pie, tart, pizza.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First coined 1935, from Italian pizza, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Byzantine Greek πίττα (pitta, "cake, pie"), from Ancient Greek πίσσα (pissa, "pitch"), Attic πίττα (pitta), from πεπτός (peptos, "cooked") or from Langobardic pizza ("bit, bite"), or from Latin pinso ("I beat, pound"). (Wiktionary)