Definition of piroshki in English:

piroshki

(also pirozhki)

plural noun

  • Small Russian pastries or patties, filled with meat or fish and rice.

    • ‘But interspersed throughout are full-flavored Eastern European daily specials like pojarski (ground-chicken patties), and Russian borscht served with savory beef pirozhki.’
    • ‘The piroshki, a small Russian pastry filled with vegetables, was light and very moreish.’
    • ‘Blini are small crêpes served with different types of fillings; pirozhki are fried rolls that usually have a meat or vegetable filling.’
    • ‘The use of buckwheat, horseradish, and potatoes gives Tatar cuisine a quasi-Russian appearance, and Tatar samosas are made with a puffy dough, like the Russian pirozhki.’
    • ‘Variations of these popular half moons, also called pirozhki, are found throughout other regions including the Ukraine and Russia.’

Origin

From Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog (see pirog).

Pronunciation

piroshki

/piˈrôSHkē/