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knaidel

[kneyd-l] /ˈkneɪd l/
noun, plural knaidlach
[kneyd-luh kh, -lahkh] /ˈkneɪd ləx, -lɑx/ (Show IPA).
Jewish Cookery.
1.
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
1950-1955
1950-55; < Yiddish kneydl dumpling; compare Middle High German knödel lump, ovary of a flower, German Knödel dumpling
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