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blini

[blin-ee, blee-nee] /ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni/
plural noun, singular blin. Russian Cookery.
1.
pancakes made with yeast and either white or buckwheat flour and traditionally served during Shrovetide with caviar and sour cream.
Also, blinis, bliny.
Origin
< Russian bliný, plural of blin blin
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Examples from the web for blini
  • Dream up a cross between cornpone and blini and you've got a close approximation.
  • It was a blini vein with no surface indications and it will probably make a paying mine.
  • There were buckwheat and potato blini with smoked brook trout, one of the best appetizers.
  • It arrives with a covered pot of blini, a dish of sour cream, a pitcher of butter and its own private waiter.
British Dictionary definitions for blini

blini

/ˈblɪnɪ/
plural noun
1.
Russian pancakes made of buckwheat flour and yeast
Word Origin
C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind
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