phyllo

noun
phyl·​lo | \ ˈfē-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce phyllo (audio) , ˈfī- How to pronounce phyllo (audio) \
variants: or less commonly or fillo

Definition of phyllo

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

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Brush on coconut oil and place another phyllo sheet on top. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "5 Energizing, Plant-Based Dishes This R.D. Relies on During Ramadan," 3 May 2019 As the day breaks, rejuvenate with an 80-cent byrek, a greasy phyllo pastry stuffed with meat or cheese, from Piccadilly. Sarah Souli, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kosovo Is an All-Night Party—And Shows No Signs of Slowing Down," 26 Oct. 2018 Top 1 potpie with phyllo squares and lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray. Country Living, "Turkey Potpie with Phyllo Crust Recipe," 28 Sep. 2010 These little pockets of spinach and feta were spiked with a beautiful blend of herbs and encased in crackly phyllo dough. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 These little pockets of spinach and feta were spiked with a beautiful blend of herbs and encased in crackly phyllo dough. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 It was then sprinkled with Swiss cheese rolled into a sausage shape, dipped into an egg wash, and rolled in phyllo. Melissa Locker, Bon Appetit, "Watching ‘Wild, Wild Country’? Then You Need to See The Rajneesh Cookbook," 4 May 2018 These little pockets of spinach and feta were spiked with a beautiful blend of herbs and encased in crackly phyllo dough. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018 These little pockets of spinach and feta were spiked with a beautiful blend of herbs and encased in crackly phyllo dough. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Try one of these top 13 best-reviewed Louisville restaurants of 2018," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of phyllo

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phyllo

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

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phyllo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of phyllo

: very thin dough that is used in pastries

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