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Definition of "pitta" [pit•ta]

  • Any of several brightly colored perching birds of the family Pittidae that live in forests of Asia, Australia, and Africa and have a strong bill, short tail, and long legs. (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 "pitta" in a sentence
  • "The word 'pizza', meaning a food item, is obviously identical to 'pitta' - flat unleavened Greek bread."
  • "Merriam-Webster offers another theory; that pizza is related to the modern Greek word pitta meaning "flatbread.""
  • "For larger food products in excess of 457mm (18 ") in diameter, such as pitta bread and pizza crust, Forpak has rolled out the GS II version, which has the same capabilities as the GS model."