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pelmeny

[pel-muh-nee; Russian pyil-mye-nyi] /ˈpɛl mə ni; Russian pyɪlˈmyɛ nyɪ/
plural noun, Russian Cookery.
1.
a Siberian dish of small pockets of dough filled with seasoned, minced beef, lamb, or pork and served boiled, fried, or in a soup.
Also, pelmeni.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < Russian pelʾméni, plural of pelʾménʾ, dissimilated form of dial. pelʾnyánʾ < Komi, Udmurt pelʾńań, equivalent to pelʾ ear + ńań bread, pastry (so called from their earlike shape
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