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kvass

or quass

[ kvahs, kwahs ]

noun

  1. a Russian beer made from fermenting rye or barley and having a dark color and sour taste.


kvass

/ kvɑːs /

noun

  1. an alcoholic drink of low strength made in Russia and E Europe from cereals and stale bread


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kvass1

First recorded in 1545–55, kvass is from the Russian word kvas

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Word History and Origins

Origin of kvass1

C16: from Russian kvas; related to Old Slavic kvasĭ yeast, Latin cāseus cheese

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Example Sentences

Another cure is Kvass, a slightly alcoholic beverage made by soaking dried rye bread with sugar and yeast.

However, for the true Odessa experience, find a truck selling kvass, a traditional Russian beer brewed from bread.

Meanwhile, he became a kvass merchant and exercised this trade for several months.

The Slavs kept several wives, and were given to consume large quantities of a strong drink called kvass.

One day after luncheon I poured myself out a glass of kvass, and then dropped the decanter, and so stained the tablecloth.

There are, beside the ordinary kind, superior forms of the drink, such as apple or raspberry kvass.

I mixed him some oil and onion and kvass and bread broken up.

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