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[laht-kuh] /ˈlɑt kə/

noun, Jewish Cookery.
a pancake, especially one made of grated potato.

“pancake made with grated potatoes,” 1927, from Yiddish, from Russian latka “pastry,” said to mean literally “a patch,” but by Watkins traced to Greek elaia “olive.”


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