piroshki

[ pi-rawsh-kee, -rosh- ]
/ pɪˈrɔʃ ki, -ˈrɒʃ- /

noun (used with a plural verb)Russian Cooking.

small turnovers or dumplings with a filling, as of meat or fruit.

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Origin of piroshki

1910–15; <Russian pirozhkí, plural of pirozkók, diminutive of piróg stuffed pastry
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