or pel·me·ni

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

plural noun Russian Cookery.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019