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phyllo

or filo

[fee-loh] /ˈfi loʊ/
noun, Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery.
1.
flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
Origin of phyllo
1945-1950
1945-50; < Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo-

phyllo-

1.
a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words:
phyllopod.
Also, phyll-, -phyll.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of phýllon
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phyllo

/ˈfɪləʊ/
noun
1.
a variant of filo
Word Origin
C20: from Greek: leaf

phyllo-

combining form
1.
leaf: phyllopod
Word Origin
from Greek phullon leaf
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phyllo-

before vowels phyll-, word-forming element meaning "leaf," from Greek phyllo-, comb. form of phyllon "leaf" (see folio).

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