filo

[ fee-loh ]
/ ˈfi loʊ /

noun

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Definition for filo (2 of 2)

phyllo

or fi·lo

[ fee-loh ]
/ ˈfi loʊ /

noun Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery.

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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British Dictionary definitions for filo (1 of 2)

filo
/ (ˈfiːləʊ) /

noun

a type of Greek flaky pastry in very thin sheets

Word Origin for filo

C20: Modern Greek phullon leaf

British Dictionary definitions for filo (2 of 2)

phyllo
/ (ˈfɪləʊ) /

noun

a variant of filo

Word Origin for phyllo

C20: from Greek: leaf
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