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pizza

Pizza is a round, baked crust topped with melted cheese and tomato sauce. If you order a slice of pepperoni, you must like pizza.

Pizza was an Italian invention, but over the years it's become extremely popular all around the world. The first recorded use of the word pizza (literally "pie" in Italian) was in the tenth century, in a Latin document that stipulated delivery of duodecim pizze, or "twelve pizzas" to a certain bishop on Christmas Day. Pizza as we know it today was created in Naples sometime during the nineteenth century.

Definitions of pizza
  1. noun
    Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
    synonyms: pizza pie
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    sausage pizza
    tomato and cheese pizza with sausage
    pepperoni pizza
    tomato and cheese pizza with pepperoni
    cheese pizza
    pizza with lots of cheese
    anchovy pizza
    tomato and cheese pizza with anchovies
    Sicilian pizza
    pizza made with a thick crust
    type of:
    dish
    a particular item of prepared food
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