arepa

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English[edit]

A Venezuelan arepa

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish arepa.

Noun[edit]

arepa (plural arepas)

  1. A type of cornbread originating from the northern Andes and resembling a tortilla.
    • 2009, January 25, “Kris Ensminger”, in On the Cheap[1]:
      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.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

arepa f (plural arepas)

  1. arepa (type of corn bread from the northern Andes)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cumanagota erepa, "corn."

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arepa f (plural arepas)

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

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