Definition of palacsinta in English:

palacsinta

noun

  • (in Hungarian cuisine) a thin pancake eaten as a dessert, typically with a filling.

    • ‘Bake over medium heat for a few minutes or until palacsinta begins to brown.’
    • ‘A thin melt-in-the-mouth palacsinta is also the measure of the good cook.’
    • ‘Popular desserts include pancakes (palacsinta) with dessert fillings and strudel.’
    • ‘Some pancakes of other regions fall neatly into this category, such as the Russian blini and Hungarian palacsinta.’

Origin

Hungarian, via Romanian plăcintă ‘pie, pancake’ from Latin placenta ‘small flat cake’ (see placenta).

Pronunciation

palacsinta

/paləˈtsɪntə/