[fee-loh] /ˈfi loʊ/
noun, Greek and Middle Eastern Cookery.
flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words:
a variant of filo
before vowels phyll-, word-forming element meaning “leaf,” from Greek phyllo-, comb. form of phyllon “leaf” (see folio).
[fil-uh-kleyd] /ˈfɪl əˌkleɪd/ noun, Botany. 1. a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf. 2. a cladophyll. /ˈfɪləʊˌkleɪd/ noun 1. other names for cladode phylloclade (fĭl’ə-klād’) A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti such as the prickly pear.
[fi-lok-luh-duh s] /fɪˈlɒk lə dəs/ adjective, Botany. 1. having .
[fil-ohd] /ˈfɪl oʊd/ noun, Botany. 1. an expanded petiole resembling and having the function of a leaf, but without a true blade. /ˈfɪləʊd/ noun 1. a flattened leafstalk that resembles and functions as a leaf phyllode (fĭl’ōd) A flattened leafstalk that functions as a leaf, as in an acacia.
[fi-loh-dee-uh m] /fɪˈloʊ di əm/ noun, plural phyllodia [fi-loh-dee-uh] /fɪˈloʊ di ə/ (Show IPA) 1. .