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  1. a soft food prepared from hulled and crushed grain, especially buckwheat.
  2. such grain before cooking.
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Origin of kasha

First recorded in 1800–10, kasha is from the Russian word kásha


  1. a brand name for a soft fabric of wool and goat's hair, having a napped surface and a slight crosswise streak.
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Contemporary Examples of kasha

Historical Examples of kasha

  • Léonie for me, old Kasha for the children—they do everything.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • No; the meat was without salt, the kasha was without salt, and there was no salt in the potatoes.

  • Then they brought the old man into the hut and gave him a bowl of kasha to eat, because he had had no dinner.

  • There was no magic about the kasha; but it was good enough kasha for all that, and hunger made it better.

British Dictionary definitions for kasha


  1. a dish originating in Eastern Europe, consisting of boiled or baked buckwheat
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Word Origin for kasha

from Russian
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