gnocchi

[ nok-ee, noh-kee; Italian nyawk-kee ]
/ ˈnɒk i, ˈnoʊ ki; Italian ˈnyɔk ki /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Italian Cooking.

a dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour, or a combination of these ingredients.

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Origin of gnocchi

1890–95; <Italian, plural of gnocco, originally Upper Italian (Veneto), perhaps cognate with Tuscan nocca, nocco knuckle <Langobardic *knohha joint; see knuckle

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British Dictionary definitions for gnocchi

gnocchi
/ (ˈnɒkɪ, ɡəˈnɒkɪ, ˈɡnɒkɪ) /

pl n

dumplings made of pieces of semolina pasta, or sometimes potato, used to garnish soup or served alone with sauce

Word Origin for gnocchi

Italian, plural of gnocco lump, probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German knoche bone
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