Definition of spaetzle in English:

spaetzle

Syllabification: spaetz·le
Pronunciation: /ˈSHpetslə, -səl, -slē
 
/
(also spätzle)

noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • Small dumplings of a type made in southern Germany and Alsace, consisting of seasoned dough poached in boiling water.
    More example sentences
    • Divide bacon and spaetzle mixture among plates and top each portion with two pieces pork belly.
    • Danny had the Grilled Quail with chive spaetzle and lentils and that had more flavor, but not a ton of meat.
    • Most entrées come with the increasingly trendy, notoriously belly-busting egg pasta called spaetzle.

Origin

from German dialect Spätzle, literally 'little sparrows'.

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