from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. 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
Modern Greek phullon, from Greek, leaf; see phyllo-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek φύλλο (phyllo, "leaf") (Wiktionary)