Origin of phyllo
Other definitions for phyllo (2 of 2)
Origin of phyllo-
WORDS THAT USE PHYLLO-
What does phyllo- mean?
Phyllo– comes from Greek phýllon, meaning “leaf.” The Latin cognate of phýllon is folium, also meaning “leaf,” which is the source of words such as foil, foliage, and folio. To learn more, check out our entries for these three terms.
What are variants of phyllo-?
Examples of phyllo-
An example of a word that features the form phyllo– is phyllophagous, “feeding on leaves.”
The form phyllo– means “leaf,” and the –phagous part of the word means “eating” or “feeding on,” from Greek –phagos. Phyllophagous literally translates to “eating leaves.”
What are some words that use the combining form phyllo-?
- phylloclade (using the equivalent form of phyllo– in Latin)
- phyllopod (using the equivalent form of phyllo– in Latin)
What are some other forms that phyllo– may be commonly confused with?
How to use phyllo in a sentence
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.