blini

[blin-ee, blee-nee]
plural noun, singular blin. Russian Cookery.
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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blini, bliny or blinis (ˈblɪnɪ, ˈblɪnɪz)
 
pl n
Russian pancakes made of buckwheat flour and yeast
 
[C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind]
 
bliny, bliny or blinis
 
pl n
 
[C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind]
 
blinis, bliny or blinis
 
pl n
 
[C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind]

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Example sentences
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.
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