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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A corn tortilla rolled around a filling, such as beef, chicken, or cheese, into a thin cylinder and sometimes deep-fried.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of fried cylindrical tortilla or taco (Mexican food)


Spanish, flute, probably from Old Provençal flaüt; see flute.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Mexican Spanish flauta, with same meaning, because of its shape, resembling a flute (Wiktionary)



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