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bialy

[bee-ah-lee, byah-] /biˈɑ li, ˈbyɑ-/
noun, plural bialys.
1.
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
1960-1965
1960-65; after Białystok
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n.

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

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