plural noun
variants: or less commonly pelmeny \ pə̇lˈmenē ; pə̇lʸˈminē , -​nʸē \

Definition of pelmeni

: Russian meat dumplings that are often served in broth

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First Known Use of pelmeni

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pelmeni

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

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“Pelmeni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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