knaidel

knaidel

[kneyd-l]
noun, plural knaidlach [kneyd-luhkh, -lahkh] . Jewish Cookery.
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:
1950–55; < Yiddish kneydl dumpling; compare Middle High German knödel lump, ovary of a flower, German Knödel dumpling

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