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phyllo

or fi·lo

[ fee-loh ]
/ ˈfi loʊ /
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noun Greek and Middle Eastern Cooking.

flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.

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Origin of phyllo

1945–50; <Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo-

Definition for phyllo (2 of 2)

phyllo-

a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words: phyllopod.
Also phyll-, -phyll.

Origin of phyllo-

<Greek, combining form of phýllon
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British Dictionary definitions for phyllo (1 of 2)

phyllo
/ (ˈfɪləʊ) /

noun

a variant of filo
C20: from Greek: leaf

British Dictionary definitions for phyllo (2 of 2)

phyllo-

before a vowel phyll-


combining form

leafphyllopod
from Greek phullon leaf
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