phyllo

noun phyl·lo \ˈfē-(ˌ)lō, ˈfī-\

Definition of phyllo

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

Variants of phyllo

less commonly

or

fillo

\ˈfē-(ˌ)lō, ˈfī-\

Origin and Etymology of phyllo

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


First Known Use: 1950


PHYLLO Defined for English Language Learners

phyllo

noun phyl·lo \ˈfē-(ˌ)lō, ˈfī-\

Definition of phyllo for English Language Learners

  • : very thin dough that is used in pastries


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