bolillo

[ buh-lee-oh; Spanish baw-lee-yaw ]
/ bəˈli oʊ; Spanish bɔˈli yɔ /

noun, plural bo·lil·los [buh-lee-ohz; Spanish baw-lee-yaws]. /bəˈli oʊz; Spanish bɔˈli yɔs/. Mexican Cooking.

a crusty hard roll with a soft center.
a sandwich made with this roll.

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Origin of bolillo

First recorded in1970–75; from Spanish, equivalent to boll(o) “bun, roll” (with gender change from Latin bulla “bubble, knob”; + -illo diminutive suffix; cf. bola, boil1)
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