pelmeni

plural noun pel·meni \pə̇lˈmenē; pə̇lʸˈminē, -nʸē\
variants: less commonly

pelmeny

\pə̇lˈmenē; pə̇lʸˈminē, -nʸē\

Definition of pelmeni

  1. :  Russian meat dumplings that are often served in broth

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Origin and Etymology of 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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