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or blinis, bliny

[blin-ee, blee-nee] /ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni/
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.
Origin of blini
< Russian bliný, plural of blin blin Unabridged
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  • She picked at her caviar and blini glumly and poked at her computer.

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British Dictionary definitions for blini


plural noun
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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