matzo ball


Definition of matzo ball

: a small ball-shaped dumpling made from matzo meal

Examples of matzo ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third clue package also included a bowl of matzo ball soup, a food traditionally served during the Jewish holiday of Passover. Ariana Brockington,, "Is The Masked Singer Popcorn Really Taylor Dayne?," 11 Nov. 2020 There’s cheeseburger dumplings, KFC bao buns, Korean BBQ flank steak, and matzo ball soup with bone broth and scallions, just to name a delicious few. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "This Wonton Noodles and Clams Dish Is The Creative Comfort Food to Make This Fall," 27 Oct. 2020 There are salads, matzo ball soup and housemade chips, too. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "10 new and soon-to-open restaurants and bars in the Twin Cities," 28 Sep. 2020 The meals come with charoset, matzo, matzo ball soup, roast brisket, and tzimmes made with carrots, sweet potatoes and prunes with honey. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Denver restaurants want to help you celebrate Easter and Passover at home this year," 6 Apr. 2020 Rosen’s deli has become known for its Reuben, rugelach, matzo ball soup and more Jewish deli staples. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Boulder’s second food hall brings in the big guns — a.k.a. familiar local chefs," 28 Feb. 2020 The Chompie's Day at the Deli Challenge included six pastrami and swiss sliders on latkes, a bowl of matzo ball soup, a bowl of coleslaw and six mini black and white cookies. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Food Network show 'Man V. Food' will spotlight 3 Arizona restaurants. Here's when to watch," 16 May 2020 Re-heat and serve with matzo balls, rice or noodles. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Passover, Moroccan Style: UW-Milwaukee student holds onto family traditions," 31 Mar. 2020 Barbecue hotspots across town are also serving Passover menus such as Adam Perry Lang’s APL, which will offer brisket and matzo ball soup, and will have brisket all week long. Ramona Saviss, The Hollywood Reporter, "Where to Order Passover Seder Dishes in Los Angeles," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of matzo ball

1902, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2020

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“Matzo ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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