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Pit kiln
Pit martin
pit of the stomach
pit run
pit saw
pit stop
pit viper
pit-run gravel
pita bread
pita fiber
pita thread
pitahaya cactus
Pitcairn Island
Pitcairn Islands
pitch accent
Pitch and pay
Pitch and toss

pita definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling [syn: pita, pocket bread]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Spanish & Portuguese Date: 1698 1. any of several fiber-yielding plants (as an agave) 2. the fiber of a pita; also any of several fibers from other sources II. noun Etymology: Modern Greek Date: 1945 a thin flat bread that can be separated easily into two layers to form a pocket called also pita bread

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of PITTA.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ixtle Ix"tle, Ixtli Ix"tli([i^]x"tl[-e]), n. (Bot.) A Mexican name for a variety of Agave rigida, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also pita, and Tampico fiber. [Written also istle.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pita Pi"ta, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread. (b) The plant which yields the fiber.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pitas) see pitta

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