bialy

bialy

[bee-ah-lee, byah-]
noun, plural bialys.
a round, flat, leavened, soft roll made of white flour, having a crusty bottom and a depression at the center that is typically filled with an onion and poppy seed mixture.

Origin:
1960–65; after Białystok

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bialy
bagel with onion flakes sprinkled on it, by 1936, ultimately short for Białystok, city in modern Poland. The city name is lit. "White River," from Pol. biały "white" + stok "river" (the Bialy River flows through the region).
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