Definition of gnocchi in English:

gnocchi

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Pronunciation: /ˈn(j)ɒki
 
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noun

  • (In Italian cooking) small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce.
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    • Next is a page with 17 Pasta selections with spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, gnocchi, tortelli, lasagne and tortellini.
    • Spaghetti, fettucini, rigatoni, ravioli or gnocchi and pasta are at the centre of Italian delicacies, a wide array of which are on offer at the festival at the Waterfront Cafe of Taj Malabar.
    • Typical dishes in the Italian-speaking Ticino region are a potato pasta called gnocchi; risotto, a rice dish; and polenta, which is made from cornmeal.

Origin

Italian, plural of gnocco, alteration of nocchio 'knot in wood'.

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