- flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
Origin of phyllo
- a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words: phyllopod.
Origin of phyllo-
Related Words for phyllocake, doughnut, bread, croissant, pie, phyllo, delicacy, dainty, tart, Danish, strudel, patisserie, turnover, panettone
Examples from the Web for phyllo
Contemporary Examples of phyllo
Place the stack of phyllo dough sheets on a cutting board and cover it with a slightly damp towel.
Cut the phyllo in half crosswise to make two (7 × 8½-inch) rectangles.
Place one sheet of phyllo on the board, brush it with butter, and sprinkle it with ¾ teaspoon of bread crumbs.
The phyllo cooks until golden, crisp, and flaky, and the cheesy spinach filling is addictive, to say the least.What to Eat: Light Greek Meal
June 1, 2010
- a variant of filo
Word Origin for phyllo
before a vowel phyll-
Word Origin for phyllo-
before vowels phyll-, word-forming element meaning "leaf," from Greek phyllo-, comb. form of phyllon "leaf" (see folio).