phyllo(redirected from Fillo)
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phyllo-(word root) leaf
Examples of words with the root phyllo-: phyllopod
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phyl·loalso fi·lo (fē′lō, fī′-)
A pastry dough layered in very thin sheets that become flaky when baked, used especially in Greek and Middle Eastern dishes.
[Modern Greek phullon, from Greek, leaf; see phyllo-.]
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(Cookery) a variant of filo
[C20: from Greek: leaf]
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flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
[1945–50; < Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo-]
a combining form meaning “leaf”: phyllotaxy.
[< Greek, comb. form of phýllon]
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