[ bawrsht ]
/ bɔrʃt /
any of various eastern European soups made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, or other vegetables and served hot or chilled, often with sour cream.
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Also borsch [bawrsh], /bɔrʃ/, borshch [bawrsh, bawrshch]. /bɔrʃ, bɔrʃtʃ/.
Origin of borscht
1880–85; <Yiddish borsht; compare Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian borshch soup with red beets as ingredient; or directly <East Slavic
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Example sentences from the Web for borscht
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for borscht
borsch (bɔːʃ) or borshch (bɔːʃtʃ)
/ (bɔːʃt) /
a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
Word Origin for borscht
C19: from Russian borshch
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