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 (blē′nē, blĭn′ē)
n. pl. blini
A light pancake served with melted butter, sour cream, and other garnishes such as caviar.

[Russian bliny, pl. of blin, pancake, from Old Russian mlinŭ, blinŭ; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈblɪnɪ) ,




pl n
(Cookery) Russian pancakes made of buckwheat flour and yeast
[C19: from Russian: plural of blin, from Old Russian mlinǔ, related to Russian molot' to grind]
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(ˈblɪn i, ˈbli ni)

n., pl. blin•i, blin•is.
a small yeast-raised pancake, usu. made with buckwheat flour and often served with caviar and sour cream.
[< Russian bliný, pl. of blin; Old Russian blinŭ]
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A Russian pancake made of buckwheat and yeast.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blini - Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeastblini - Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, hot cake, hotcake, pancake, griddlecake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
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[ˈblɪnɪ] Npanqueque m ruso
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Hachmeister jumps from chef to chef, country to country, sampling little soundbites or chronicling the meticulous building of a blini on an asparagus stalk, with no clear structure to give the docu momentum.
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