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phyllo

noun phyl·lo \ˈfē-(ˌ)lō, ˈfī-\

Simple Definition of phyllo

  • : very thin dough that is used in pastries

Full Definition of phyllo

  1. :  extremely thin dough that is layered to produce a flaky pastry

Variants of phyllo

also filo or fil·lo \ˈfē-(ˌ)lō, ˈfī-\

Origin of phyllo

Modern Greek, sheet of pastry dough, literally, leaf, from Greek phyllon


First Known Use: 1950


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