noun plural \ˈn-kē, ˈny-, ˈnä-\

: small balls of dough made from potatoes or flour that are boiled in water and usually served with a sauce in Italian cooking

Full Definition of GNOCCHI

:  dumplings usually made with potato or semolina and served with sauce

Origin of GNOCCHI

Italian, plural of gnocco, from Italian dialect (Veneto), probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German knöchel knuckle, knoche bone — more at knuckle
First Known Use: 1891

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with GNOCCHI


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