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Tortilla vs. Taco — What's the Difference?

Tortilla vs. Taco — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Tortilla and Taco

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Tortilla

A tortilla (, Spanish: [toɾˈtiʎa]) is a thin, flat, circular unleavened flatbread originally made from maize hominy meal, and now also from wheat flour. The Aztecs and other Nahuatl speakers called tortillas tlaxcalli ([t͡ɬaʃˈkalli]).

Taco

A taco (US: , UK: , Spanish: [ˈtako]) is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling. The tortilla is then folded around the filling and eaten by hand.

Tortilla

A thin disk of unleavened bread made from masa or wheat flour and baked on a hot surface.

Taco

A corn tortilla folded around a filling such as ground meat or cheese.

Tortilla

(Mexican cuisine) A flat round bread made out of cornmeal or flour.
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Taco

(culinary) A Mexican snack food made of a small tortilla (soft or hard shelled) filled with ingredients such as meat, rice, beans, cheese, diced vegetables and salsa.

Tortilla

(Spanish cuisine) Spanish omelette; an omelette containing potatoes and onions.

Taco

The vulva.

Tortilla

An unleavened cake, as of maize flour, baked on a heated iron or stone.

Taco

A yellow stain on a shirt armpit caused by sweat or deodorant.

Tortilla

Thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour

Taco

(slang) To fold or cause to buckle in half, similar to the way a taco is folded.

Taco

Offensive terms for a person of Mexican descent

Taco

A tortilla rolled cupped around a filling

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