Gnocchi meaning

nyōkē, nyŏkē
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One of these dumplings.
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Dumplings made of flour, semolina, or potatoes, boiled or baked and served with grated cheese or a sauce.
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Pasta in the form of small, variously shaped dumplings of flour, and often potato, served with a sauce.
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Italian pasta-like dumplings made of potato or semolina.
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Origin of gnocchi

  • Italian pl. of gnocco from dialectal Italian (Venetian) Italian nocca knuckle of Germanic origin Middle High German knoche bone Middle English knokel knuckle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian gnocchi, plural of gnocco (“dumpling”, literally “lump”), from nocchio (“knot (in wood)”), from Lombardic *knohha (“knuckle, bone, knot”), from Proto-Germanic *knukōn (“bone”), *kneukaz (“tuber, knuckle”), from Proto-Indo-European *gneu- (“knot, bundle”). Cognate with Middle High German knoche (“bone, knot”), Middle Dutch knoke (“knuckle, knob, knot”), Swedish knoge (“knuckle”). More at knuckle.

    From Wiktionary