\ ˈbȯrsh(t) How to pronounce borscht (audio) \
variants: or borsch

Definition of borscht

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

Examples of borscht in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slavic food, including pierogi, potato pancakes, borscht, stuffed cabbage, and kielbasa will be available for eat-in and take-out., "," 29 Oct. 2019 At Restaurant Leib, set in the shadows of the 13th-century city wall, the kitchen prepares traditional dishes (see: borscht and smoked trout) with modern flavors and hyperlocal ingredients. Liza Weisstuch, Washington Post, "Want a charming Nordic city without the corresponding prices? Try Estonia’s Tallinn.," 29 Aug. 2019 Get a room at Bauhaus-style Bursa, do borscht and a beer at Kanapa by star chef Yaroslav Artyukh, and stroll past the street art. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Cities to Visit Before All of Your Friends Catch On," 20 Aug. 2019 And then there’s the famous — or infamous, depending on your point of view — borscht. Susan Barocas,, "Why cold soups are really Jewish," 17 July 2019 Russian Eats, a new vendor this year, speaks to Alaska’s unique connection to Russian culture and cuisine with homemade piroshki and borscht. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Umiak,’ ‘quesa-deer-a’ and fresh oysters: How Alaskans put their own spin on state fair food," 29 Aug. 2019 Russian Jews, who favor more savory cold soups, are known for beet borscht and schav, a soup made from sorrel. Susan Barocas,, "Why cold soups are really Jewish," 17 July 2019 Wash it down with Dr. Brown, And don’t forget the borscht, Westside, bestside, deli crown A black and white? New York Times, "‘All Was Going Well When I Noticed a Rustling Under Some Shrubbery’," 17 June 2019 Here’s a look at 10 more fun events this weekend. Ukrainian Village Festival Enjoy traditional Ukranian fare like pierogies, stuffed cabbage, noodles and cabbage, pyrushky, borscht, Kobasa sandwiches and more, plus a bar with beer and wine., "Taste of Tremont and 10 more things to do in Cleveland this weekend, July 20-21," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of borscht

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for borscht

Yiddish borsht & Ukrainian & Russian borshch

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13 Nov 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of borscht

: a soup made mainly of beets

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