Definition of palacsinta in English:


nounPlural palacsintas

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

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


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