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  • n. Small crunchy balls often used as an accompaniment to soup in Jewish cuisine.


From Yiddish. Compare German Mandeln (Wiktionary)


  • For serving: matzo balls, lukshen (thin noodles) or mandlen (puffy spheres) - News :

  • it brims with fluffy matzo balls; delicate chicken-liver kreplach, or dumplings; mandlen, oyster-cracker-ish croutons; strands of lo mein; kale; carrots; and a hunk of pounded and poached chicken breast.

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