Phyllo meaning

fēlō, fī-
A pastry dough layered in very thin sheets that become flaky when baked, used especially in Greek and Middle Eastern dishes.
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Dough in very thin sheets which becomes very flaky when baked: used for appetizers, desserts, etc.
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Leaf.

Phyllotaxis.

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A type of dough, originating in Mediterranean cuisine, that is used in thin layers to make pastries (such as baklava and apple strudel) and pies and becomes very flaky when cooked.
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Forming compound words relating to leaves.
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Leaf.

Phylloid.

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Origin of phyllo

  • ModL < Gr phyllon, a leaf: see bloom

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek from phullon leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Modern Greek phullon from Greek leaf phyllo–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Combining form of Ancient Greek φύλλον (phullon, “leaf").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Greek φύλλο (fýllo, “leaf")

    From Wiktionary