plural noun
gnoc·​chi | \ ˈnȯ-kē How to pronounce gnocchi (audio) , ˈnyȯ-, ˈnä- How to pronounce gnocchi (audio) \

Definition of gnocchi

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

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Chef D'Angelo’s signature lasagna is a popular dish, as is his fresh potato gnocchi topped with homemade tomato and basil sauce and fresh buffalo mozzarella. Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Miami," 4 Mar. 2018 Blue Cheese Gnocchi Cook 1 lb. fresh or frozen gnocchi 1 minute less than label directs. Good Housekeeping, "10 Creative Recipes for Cream Cheese," 13 Nov. 2013 The guest list read like a who’s who in the culinary and creative worlds: Martha Stewart, Tom Sachs, and Christina Tosi were just some of the tastemakers dining on ricotta gnocchi, roast chicken, and piragua. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Martha Stewart, Tom Sachs, and More Tastemakers Attend Sweetgreen’s Dreamy Dream Dinner," 25 July 2018 The linguine with tiny, briny prawns; the sea bass carpaccio; the Parmesan soup with mushrooms; and a first-rate gnocchi with bits of thin, crunchy asparagus, all ended up on our table. Alice Short,, "Savoring the multiple personalities of Malta," 8 Apr. 2018 Try Rosie’s fire cooked kumara with herb butter and stracciatella; Ortolana’s kumara gnocchi with lamb, yoghurt, olive, and mint; or Culprit’s kumara soup with pork bacon. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 For your main, there’s a North Carolina roasted turkey with rosemary stuffing, sweet potato, and cranberry chutney, or a choice of lamb shank, John Dory, or housemade potato gnocchi. Marley Marius, Vogue, "Where to Dine Out for a Traditional-ish Thanksgiving Meal in New York City," 14 Nov. 2018 It's also filled with about seven different vegetables, including squash and kale, and lots of gnocchi. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 10 Most-Pinned Fall Recipes on Pinterest," 12 Sep. 2018 The Scituate lobster and gnocchi appetizer, a staple, is now selling for $37. Janelle Nanos,, "A $49 lobster roll? A recent shortage has lobster prices soaring.," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gnocchi

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners Definition of gnocchi

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

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