plural noun
gnoc·chi | \ ˈnȯ-kē , ˈnyȯ- , ˈnä- \

Definition of gnocchi 

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

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The main dish options are: Handcrafted gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "10 summer deals at Phoenix restaurants, casual to upscale dining," 15 June 2018 The dilled gnocchi with fiddleheads, ramps, and Westphalian ham in leek cream was a beautifully rich ode to spring. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan's first bite of the Delaware beaches | A dining guide," 15 June 2018 The menu includes a half-dozen platos, or large plates, which range from yucca gnocchi to Puerto Rican plantain mash stuffed with garlic shrimp., "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Adding charm to the plate were snap peas and little clouds of ricotta gnocchi. Tim Smith,, "High marks for Topside in food, drink and view," 22 May 2018 Cast-iron-roasted chicken took a familiar comfort to a new level, the bird’s tawny skin drizzled with rich jus that puddled into potato gnocchi flecked with Cabot cheddar. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan's first bite of the Delaware beaches | A dining guide," 15 June 2018 Silver Trenasse's chef Matt Farmer Braised pork belly with smoked oysters, creamed spinach gnocchi and roasted mushroom duxelle. Ann Maloney,, "Going to a NOWFE's grand tasting? The winning dishes are....," 22 May 2018 The polpo appetizer starred sous vide octopus cooked to perfect tenderness, then crisped with a faintly sweet glaze and perched on a pool of ink with cheesy little gnocchi. Kate Washington, sacbee, "If Allora can learn to relax a little, it will be one of the city's best restaurants | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 There were two Bay State winners — past winner Sauces ’n Love of Lynn captured a bronze for pumpkin gnocchi and a new product award for yellow tomato purple basil sauce. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "New England’s 2018 specialty food winners," 23 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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