[ 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.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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