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Related to phyllo-: Phyllo pastry
phyllo-(word root) leaf
Examples of words with the root phyllo-: phyllopod
phyllo-or before a vowel
(Botany) leaf: phyllopod.
[from Greek phullon leaf]
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]