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filo

[fee-loh]
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noun
  1. phyllo.

phyllo

or fi·lo

[fee-loh]
noun Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery.
  1. flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.

Origin of phyllo

1945–50; < Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo-
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Examples from the Web for filo

Historical Examples

  • If the stitches are worked in filo silk or spool silk the effect is like machine work.

    The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft

    Effie Archer Archer

  • The design is stamped on the background and all the single lines or stems outlined with filo silk.


British Dictionary definitions for filo

filo

noun
  1. a type of Greek flaky pastry in very thin sheets

Word Origin

C20: Modern Greek phullon leaf

phyllo

noun
  1. a variant of filo

Word Origin

C20: from Greek: leaf
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