- any of various eastern European soups made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, or other vegetables and served hot or chilled, often with sour cream.
Origin of borscht
Examples from the Web for borsch
On dessert menu at one new hotel, a “Mondae”—frozen lard covered in borsch with a turnip on top.Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers
P. J. O’Rourke
February 7, 2014
I shall not go to church, though honest old Clara Petroffskovna may stare and cross herself in holy horror, and spoil the borsch.Ghetto Tragedies
borsch (bɔːʃ) or borshch (bɔːʃtʃ)
- a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
Word Origin and History for borsch
1884, from Russian borshch "cow parsnip," which was an original recipe ingredient. Borscht belt "region of predominantly Jewish resorts in and around the Catskill Mountains of New York" (also known as the Yiddish Alps) is by 1938.