CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – February 28th

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Arvind V. Mahankali, representing New York, stands after winning the championship round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2013 (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Arvind V. Mahankali, representing New York, stands after winning the championship round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2013 (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

On March 15th, finalists from across the Bay Area will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

Each day we will provide the definition and origin of a word that ended the national spelling bee to see if you can spot the correct answer among 4 options.

Today’s word is of Yiddish origin and means a “a dumpling, usually a small ball of matzo meal with eggs and salt.” It was spelled correctly by Arvind V. Mahankali to win the 2013 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the following photo for the correct spelling.

Speller Lena Greenberg (L) and Nicholas Rushlow (R) celebrate after she correctly spelled her word during round 7 of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Speller Lena Greenberg (L) and Nicholas Rushlow (R) celebrate after she correctly spelled her word during round 7 of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 2013 winning word is Knaidel.

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