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Definition of "pita" [pi•ta]

  • A round flat bread of Middle Eastern origin that can be opened to form a pocket for filling. Also called pocket bread. (noun)
  • Any of several plants of the genus Agave that yield strong leaf fibers. Also called istle. (noun)
  • The fiber of any of these plants, used in making cordage and paper. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pita" in a sentence
  • "And guess what they call the pita bread with pieces of turkey?"
  • "Skordalia closeup, on whole grain pita bread toastpoint."
  • "Themis now stocks multi-grain pita bread, baked at the local Toufayan Bakery."