pelmeni

plural noun

pel·​meni
variants or less commonly pelmeny
pə̇lˈmenē;
pə̇lʸˈminē,
-nʸē
: Russian meat dumplings that are often served in broth

Word History

Etymology

Russian pel'meni, plural of pel'men', alteration of Russian dialect pel'nyan', from Votyak & Zyrian pel'ńań, from pel' ear + ńań bread; from their shape

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pelmeni was in 1926

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“Pelmeni.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelmeni. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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