or blin·is, blin·y

[ blin-ee, blee-nee ]
/ ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni /

plural noun, singular blin. Russian Cookery.

pancakes made with yeast and either white or buckwheat flour and traditionally served during Shrovetide with caviar and sour cream.

Origin of blini

< Russian bliný, plural of blin blin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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) /

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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