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

Examples of gnocchi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the lightest gnocchi in memory are draped with a tomato sauce that concludes with some heat from Calabrian chiles. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 Strain all the gnocchi, and place them on a baking tray lined with a paper towel. Christina Bernstein, Outside Online, 12 Nov. 2020 Place your gnocchi in the boiling water in several batches. Christina Bernstein, Outside Online, 12 Nov. 2020 Trader Joe's has long found success with its gnocchi and has introduced a slew of flavors, including Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Gorgonzola Gnocchi, Kale Gnocchi or its wildly popular Cauliflower Gnocchi. Dave Quinn,, 1 Dec. 2021 Our next course has arrived—wild rabbit and gluten-free gnocchi for Haugen. Noreen Malone, Vogue, 16 Nov. 2021 Consider pairing with marinated lamb, or potato gnocchi and herbs. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 While there is a time and place to bake bread from scratch or make your own gnocchi, summer doesn’t have to be it. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 The current version features a pea puree on the bottom with crunchy romano beans mingling with the gnocchi. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 July 2021 See More

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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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“Gnocchi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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