[buh-lee-oh; Spanish baw-lee-yaw]
noun, plural bo·lil·los [buh-lee-ohz; Spanish baw-lee-yaws] /bəˈli oʊz; Spanish bɔˈli yɔs/. Mexican Cookery.
  1. a crusty hard roll with a soft center.
  2. a sandwich made with this roll.

Origin of bolillo

< Spanish, equivalent to boll(o) bun, roll (with gender change < Latin bulla bubble, knob; cf. bola, boil1) + -illo diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018