ciabatta [chuh-bah-tuh; Italian chah-baht-tah] Word Origin noun

  1. a slightly flattened Italian yeast bread made with olive oil and having large air pockets within.

Origin of ciabatta 1985-90; Italian: literally, slipper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for ciabatta ciabatta noun

  1. a type of open-textured bread made with olive oil

Word Origin for ciabatta C20: from Italian, literally: slipper Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for ciabatta n.

type of Italian bread, c.1990, from Italian ciabatta, literally “carpet slipper,” so called for its shape; from the same source that produced French sabot, Spanish zapata (see sabotage (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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