bliny

[blin-ee, blee-nee]

blini

or blin·is, blin·y

[blin-ee, blee-nee]
plural noun, singular blin. Russian Cookery.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for bliny

blini

bliny or blinis (ˈblɪnɪz)

pl n
  1. 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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