gnoc-chi / nyōkē, nyŏk-ē
1. a small Italian dumpling made from flour, semolina or potatoes, served as a garnish for soup or alone with sauce or grated cheese
Even though you’ll see gnocchi or linguine everywhere in some of the regions of Italy, each of those chefs has their own expression of that which expresses more about the place they were exactly born than it does about trying to be a part of the greater mass.
Mario Batali, 1960 –
The plural form of the Italian noun gnocco (a small dumpling, small lump).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.