Pronunciation: [KREHP-luhkh; KREHP-lahk]
Of Jewish origin, these small raviolilike (see ravioli) noodle dumplings are filled with chopped meat or cheese. They're simmered in broth or included in soup.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.