or pel·me·ni

[ pel-muh-nee; Russian pyil-mye-nyi ]

plural nounRussian Cooking.
  1. a Siberian dish of small pockets of dough filled with seasoned, minced beef, lamb, or pork and served boiled, fried, or in a soup.

Origin of pelmeny

1940–45; <Russian pelʾméni, plural of pelʾménʾ, dissimilated form of dial. pelʾnyánʾ<Komi, Udmurt pelʾńań, equivalent to pelʾ ear + ńań bread, pastry (so called from their earlike shape

Words Nearby pelmeny Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024