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[bee-ah-lee, byah-] /biˈɑ li, ˈbyɑ-/
noun, plural bialys.
a round, flat, leavened, soft roll made of white flour, having a crusty bottom and a depression at the center that is typically filled with an onion and poppy seed mixture.
Origin of bialy
First recorded in 1960-65; after Białystok Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Should we go into town and get some bialy to bring back to Miami?


    Cory Doctorow
Word Origin and History for bialy

bagel with onion flakes sprinkled on it, by 1936, ultimately short for Białystok, city in modern Poland. The city name is literally "white river," from Polish biały "white" + stok "river" (the Bialy River flows through the region).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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