or blin·y

[ blin-ee, blee-nee ]
/ ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni /
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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
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How to use blini in a sentence

  • She picked at her caviar and blini glumly and poked at her computer.

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British Dictionary definitions for blini


bliny or blinis (ˈblɪnɪz)

/ (ˈblɪnɪ) /

pl n
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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