- a dumpling, especially a small ball of matzo meal, eggs, and salt, often mixed with another foodstuff, as ground almonds or grated potato, usually served in soup.
Origin of knaidel
1950–55; < Yiddish kneydl dumpling; compare Middle High German knödel lump, ovary of a flower, German Knödel dumpling
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