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phyllo

Definition:

tissue thin sheets of pastry used especially in Greek dishes

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

phyllos

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Modern Greek, sheet of pastry dough, literally, leaf, from Greek phyllon
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Phyllo | filo | fillo

dough are paper-thin sheets of unleavened flour dough used for making pastries in Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisine. The practice of stretching raw dough into paper-thin sheets probably evolved in the kitchens of the Topkapı Palace, based on Central... (39 of 916 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Phyllo

Collins Dictionary:

phyllo | phyllo- | before a vowel phyll- | filo [sense-specific] | leaf [synonym, sense-specific]

a variant of "filo" | leaf (5 of 235 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/phyllo

Oxford Dictionary:

phyllo | filo

Syllabification: (phyl·lo) | a kind of dough that can be stretched into thin sheets, used in layers to make pastries, especially in eastern ... (22 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/phyllo

Merriam-Webster:

phyllo | filo | fillo

extremely thin dough that is layered to produce a flaky pastry (11 of 48 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/phyllo

Wiktionary:

phyllo | filo | filos [plural] | filo pastries [plural]

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 (31 of 42 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/phyllo

American Heritage Dictionary:

phyllo

A pastry dough layered in very thin sheets that become flaky when baked, used especially in Greek and Middle Eastern dishes. (21 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phyllo

Random House Dictionary:

phyllo | phyllo- | filo [sense-specific]

[Greek cuisine, Middle Eastern cuisine] : flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers. | "phyllo-" : a combining form ... (22 of 36 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/phyllo

New World Dictionary:

phyllo | filo | fillo

dough in very thin sheets which becomes very flaky when baked: used for appetizers, desserts, etc. (16 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phyllo

Cambridge Dictionary:

filo (pastry) [British, United States] | filo pastry | phyllo (pastry) [United States] | phyllo pastry [United States]

a type of pastry made in thin, almost transparent layers (10 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/filo-pastry

Macmillan British Dictionary:

filo pastry [uncountable, British]

very thin pastry (=mixture of flour and water) (8 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/filo-pastry

Encarta Dictionary:

phyllo | phyllo pastry | filo pastry [food, British]

British spelling "very thin sheets of pastry dough used to make papery, crisp small pastries or large dishes, especially in Greek cooking. filo" (23 of 50 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725889​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

phyllo | filo | fillo

First use: 1950

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

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/phyllo

Collins Dictionary:

phyllo | phyllo- | before a vowel phyll-

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Greek: leaf | from Greek phullon leaf

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/phyllo

New World Dictionary:

phyllo

Origin: Modern Greek phyllon, thin sheet from Greek: see "phyllo-"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phyllo

American Heritage Dictionary:

phyllo

Origin: Modern Greek phullon, from Greek, leaf; see "phyllo-".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/phyllo

Oxford Dictionary:

phyllo | filo

First use: 1950s

Origin: modern Greek phullo "leaf"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/phyllo

Wiktionary:

phyllo | filo

Origin: Greek φύλλο (phyllo, "leaf")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/phyllo

Encarta Dictionary:

phyllo

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: modern Greek, "leaf, sheet" from Greek phullon "leaf"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725889​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

phyllo | filo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "phyllo"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/phyllo

Collins Dictionary:

phyllo | phyllo- | before a vowel phyll-

Audio: British English pronunciation of "phyllo"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/phyllo

Macmillan American Dictionary:

phyllo [uncountable, United States]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "phyllo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/phyllo

the Free Dictionary:

phyllo

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "phyllo"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "phyllo"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

phyllo

Audio: North American pronunciation of "phyllo"

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phyllo

Audio: North American pronunciation of "phyllo"

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YourDictionary Audio:

phyllo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "phyllo" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

phyllo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "phyllo" by speech synthesizer

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