Definition of palacsinta in English:


nounPlural palacsintas

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bake over medium heat for a few minutes or until palacsinta begins to brown.’
    • ‘Some pancakes of other regions fall neatly into this category, such as the Russian blini and Hungarian palacsinta.’


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