bialy


noun, plural bi·a·lys.

  1. a round, flat, leavened, soft roll made of white flour, having a crusty bottom and a depression at the center that is typically filled with an onion and poppy seed mixture.
n.

bagel with onion flakes sprinkled on it, by 1936, ultimately short for Białystok, city in modern Poland. The city name is literally “white river,” from Polish biały “white” + stok “river” (the Bialy River flows through the region).

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