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(word root) leaf
Examples of words with the root phyllo-: phyllopod
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also 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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(ˈfi loʊ)

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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Noun1.phyllo - tissue thin sheets of pastry used especially in Greek dishes
pate feuillete, puff paste - dough used for very light flaky rich pastries
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For the poached phyllo: Sift together cake flour, all-purpose flour and salt onto work surface Form well in center and add vinegar, oil and water.
MARINATED MIXED BERRIES IN PHYLLO CUPS 4 sheets phyllo pastry 2 tablespoons melted butter Marinated mixed berries 1 cup small whole strawberries 1/2 cup blackberries 1/2 cup red raspberries 1/4 cup blueberries 2 tablespoons orange liqueur Mint leaves Heat oven to 350 degrees.
From new specialty processes for spinning greek phyllo dough to just adding water to whip up some tasty Mexican recipes, over 75,000 restaurateurs and industry professionals had a plethora of choices to bring back to their particular eatery and perhaps one close to you.
The following categories of hot hors d'oeuvres are among commonly used for their practicality and customer appeal; they include skewered foods, quiches, strudel and phyllo, and dumpling and buns. Spanakopita 2 pounds spinach 1 onion--finely diced 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup green onion 1/2 cup minced parsley 1 tablespoon dill 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 3/4 cup Feta cheese 3/4 cup cottage cheese 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 4 eggs 2/3 cup butter 12 sheets Phyllo dough Steam spinach, press and drain.
Indiscretion Luscious Ice Cream is initially being offered in the following flavors: Spellbound, which features sweet Blood Orange sorbet swirled with Prickly Pear and Marula Fruit ice cream; Hidden Riches, "a sensuous touch of creamy Mascarpone Cheese ice cream layered with tart marion blackberries, rich cheesecake spirals, and flaky phyllo dough"; Sweet Revenge, with caramelized Banana and Rum-flavored ice cream spun with banana slices and ribbons of brown sugar; After Dark, an "elegant union of Dark Chocolate mousse entwined with succulent raspberries and soft dark cocoa flakes"; Midnight Rendezvous, Mocha ice cream fused with ribbons of espresso and morsels of fudge coated almond biscotti; and a "sinfully rich" Vanilla ice cream under the name Pure Surrender.
"You don't have to start everything absolutely from scratch," she said, listing frozen foods like phyllo dough and puff pastry as good products to have on hand.
The guest chef whipped up a feast from frozen cod, herbs, Brussels sprouts, baby carrots, turnips, rutabagas, Tater Tots, diced pepper and onion, and roil sausage for the main course, along with juice concentrate, phyllo dough, cherries, and blackberries for dessert.
His prose works include To phyllo; to pegadi; t ' angeliasma (1961; translated as The Plant, the Well, the Angel, 1964); Hoi photographies (1964; translated as The Photographs, 1971); Outside the Walls (1973), a collection of newspaper articles; O Monarchis ( The Monarch, 1976); and several short stories.