Definition of phyllo
: extremely thin dough that is layered to produce a flaky pastry
Recent Examples of phyllo from the Web
The delicate phyllo pastry, bursting with honey-sweetened chopped nuts, was terrific.
This is usually followed by a light bulgur soup and filled pastry appetizers wrapped in phyllo dough.
The luscious crepe texture is superior to the dry flaky phyllo dough used in Greek baklava.
All that's involved is crisping the phyllo shells in the oven for 3 minutes and chopping some herbs and flowers for the goat cheese, then assembling.
The phyllo is shredded into gossamer strands and gilded with butter; the cheese, akin to mozzarella, is made more voluptuous with ashta, Lebanese clotted cream.
Understandably, then, the Moroccan phyllo chicken puffs weren’t going fast.
But perhaps the most impressive feature, however, is the phyllo nest.
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Origin and Etymology of phyllo
Modern Greek, sheet of pastry dough, literally, leaf, from Greek phyllon
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
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Definition of phyllo for English Language Learners
: very thin dough that is used in pastries
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