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bolillo

[buh-lee-oh; Spanish baw-lee-yaw] /bəˈli oʊ; Spanish bɔˈli yɔ/
noun, plural bolillos
[buh-lee-ohz; Spanish baw-lee-yaws] /bəˈli oʊz; Spanish bɔˈli yɔs/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Cookery.
1.
a crusty hard roll with a soft center.
2.
a sandwich made with this roll.
Origin
< Spanish, equivalent to boll(o) bun, roll (with gender change < Latin bulla bubble, knob; cf. bola, boil1) + -illo diminutive suffix
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