[ blin-ee, blee-nee ]
/ ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni /
plural noun, singular blin.Russian Cooking.
pancakes made with yeast and either white or buckwheat flour and traditionally served during Shrovetide with caviar and sour cream.
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Also blin·is [blin-eez] /ˈblɪn iz/ .
Origin of blini
From Russian bliný, plural of blin “pancake”; see origin at blin
Words nearby blini
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Example sentences from the Web for blini
She picked at her caviar and blini glumly and poked at her computer.Makers|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for blini
bliny or blinis (ˈblɪnɪz)
/ (ˈblɪnɪ) /
Russian pancakes made of buckwheat flour and yeast
Word Origin for blini
C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind
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