arepa

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English[edit]

A Venezuelan arepa

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish arepa.

Noun[edit]

arepa (plural arepas)

  1. An arepa, a type of corn bread originating from the northern Andes and resembling a tortilla.
    • 2009 January 25, Kris Ensminger, “On the Cheap”:
      The menu darts among Latin American cuisines like arepas, empanadas (a duo) and [] a gigantic Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often written in italics (arepa), or pronounced as a Spanish word.

See also[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cumanagota erepa, "corn."

Noun[edit]

arepa f (plural arepas)

  1. A pancake made out of cornmeal and often filled with meat.