Etymology
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pita (n.)

"thick, flat bread," 1951, from Modern Hebrew pita or Modern Greek petta "bread," which is perhaps from Greek peptos "cooked," or from Gothic *bita- "bite, morsel," from Proto-Germanic *biton- (see bit (n.1)).

updated on April 23, 2017

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Definitions of pita from WordNet

pita (n.)
usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling;
Synonyms: pocket bread
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