noun Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery.
flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
Also, filo.

1945–50; < Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo- Unabridged


a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words: phyllopod.
Also, phyll-, -phyll.

< Greek, combining form of phýllon Unabridged
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phyllo (ˈfɪləʊ)
a variant of filo
[C20: from Greek: leaf]

phyllo- or (before a vowel) phyll-
combining form
leaf: phyllopod
[from Greek phullon leaf]
phyll- or (before a vowel) phyll-
combining form
[from Greek phullon leaf]

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Example sentences
Cover stack of phyllo sheets with plastic wrap and a damp kitchen towel.
Unroll phyllo and cover stack with plastic wrap and a dampened kitchen towel.
Keep phyllo dough sheets covered with a damp towel as you work.
Small phyllo bites of warm, savory caramelized flavors serve as an
  accompaniment for this starter.
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