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[bee-ah-lee, byah-]
noun, plural bi·a·lys.
  1. 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.
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Origin of bialy

First recorded in 1960–65; after Białystok
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Historical Examples of bialy

  • 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).

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