quenelle

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noun que·nelle \kə-ˈnel\

Definition of quenelle

  1. :  a poached oval dumpling of pureed forcemeat (as of pike) often served in a cream sauce

Origin and Etymology of quenelle

French, from German Knödel dumpling, from Middle High German; akin to Old High German knoto knot — more at knot


First Known Use: 1845

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