- 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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Historical Examples of filo
If the stitches are worked in filo silk or spool silk the effect is like machine work.
The design is stamped on the background and all the single lines or stems outlined with filo silk.
- a type of Greek flaky pastry in very thin sheets
Word Origin for filo
C20: Modern Greek phullon leaf
- a variant of filo
Word Origin for phyllo
C20: from Greek: leaf
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