n. pl. pierogi or pie·ro·gis or pie·ro·gies
A semicircular dumpling with any of various fillings, such as finely chopped meat or vegetables, that is often sautéed after being boiled.
[Polish, pl. of pieróg, pie, Russian pirog, from Old Russian pirogŭ, from pirŭ, feast, from Proto-Slavic *pirŭ; see pō(i)- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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