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Definition of "blini" [bli•ni]

  • A small light pancake served with melted butter, sour cream, and other garnishes such as caviar. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blini" in a sentence
  • "Buckwheat flour is most often a mixture of ground buckwheat seeds and white flour and is traditionally used in yeast-raised buckwheat pancakes called blini."
  • "In Russia it’s used to make the small pancakes called blini; and whole groats are toasted to make the nutty-tasting porridge kasha."
  • "The "blini," as they're known in Russian, aren't exactly pancakes."