Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Russian pancakes of buckwheat flour and yeast, sometimes made from white flour; they are usually served folded over, with caviar and sour cream on the inside; -- properly, it is a plural word (from the Russian plural of blin) but in America, often used as singular; thus the common plural blinis.

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  • noun A small pancake, of Russian origin, made from buckwheat flour; traditionally served with melted butter, sour cream and caviar or smoked salmon

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From Russian блины (bliný), singular блин (blin)

Examples

  • 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.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • 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.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • 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.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • 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.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • 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.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • In Russia it’s used to make the small pancakes called blini; and whole groats are toasted to make the nutty-tasting porridge kasha.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • In Russia it’s used to make the small pancakes called blini; and whole groats are toasted to make the nutty-tasting porridge kasha.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The "blini," as they're known in Russian, aren't exactly pancakes.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • Maslenitsa is the traditional celebration to welcome the Russian spring and revellers often mark the occasion by feasting on 'blini' pancakes before Lent.

    London SE1 community website

  • The music was probably called something like 'trance" or -ambient, " and a chalkboard menu offered Huevos Rancheros " listed as -a Tex-Mex all-day breakfast treat" " and Snack Attacks such as blini and baba ghanoush.

    Resurrection Men

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