albóndiga

al·bón·di·ga

 (äl-bōn′dē-gä)
n.
A small ball of ground meat, fish, poultry, or mashed vegetables used in Spanish and Latin American cuisine.

[Spanish, from Arabic al-bunduqa, the hazelnut, small round object (al-, the, bunduqa, hazelnut, small round object, from Aramaic pundĕqā, hazelnut, from Greek (karuon) pontikon, Pontic (nut), hazelnut, from neuter of pontikos, Pontic, from Pontos Pontus).]