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borscht

noun \ˈbȯrsh(t)\

Simple Definition of borscht

  • : a soup made mainly of beets

Full Definition of borscht

  1. :  a soup made primarily of beets and served hot or cold often with sour cream

Variants of borscht

or borsch play \ˈbȯrsh(t)\

Origin of borscht

Yiddish borsht & Ukrainian & Russian borshch


First Known Use: 1808


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