bolillo

[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.

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

Nearby words

  1. boleyn,
  2. boleyn, anne,
  3. bolger,
  4. bolger, james,
  5. bolide,
  6. boline,
  7. bolingbroke,
  8. bolingbrook,
  9. bolita,
  10. bolivar

Origin of bolillo

< Spanish, equivalent to boll(o) bun, roll (with gender change < Latin bulla bubble, knob; cf. bola, boil1) + -illo diminutive suffix

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