\ 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 Russia and Poland gave us borscht, a cold soup made with pureed beets. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Chilled soups are an easy way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet," 9 July 2020 After having a cup of borscht and a schvitz with a friend at the Russian & Turkish Baths on East 10th Street, the man at the counter began to negotiate with us. New York Times, "Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates," 3 Apr. 2020 The potato knishes, the milkhiker borscht, the cheese kreplekh, the varnishkes, the pirogen, blintzes, buttermilk, and for dessert pudding and poppy cakes — the food of a Jew’s pastoral dream. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "An Illustrated Love Song to Jewish Restaurants of Old," 16 Mar. 2020 Paley’s Place offers a no-choice menu of roasted beet and kale salad with horseradish vinaigrette, Braised lamb shoulder with borscht and caraway sour cream and an orange blossom pavlova with lemon chamomile cream and honeycomb. oregonlive, "Portland’s 33 best $33 dining month menus," 7 Mar. 2020 Is there a more perfect way to eat beets than in borscht? Washington Post, "7 ways to make beets taste as good as they look," 9 Jan. 2020 An affable restaurateur and Soviet defector, Serge served homemade borscht at the trailhead and had packed enough food to last until the spring thaw. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "Elk Hunting a Secret Public-Land Spot in the Utah Backcountry," 17 Jan. 2020 Those include Horowitz Margareten and Goodman’s matzos; Rokeach, known for its borscht; Mother’s, known for its bottled gefilte fish; Mrs. Adler’s; and Carmel. Joseph Berger, New York Times, "‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: Kosher Food Merger Opens New Chapter for Famous Name," 2 Aug. 2019 Farms bone-in ribeye served on a wooden platter, along with the restaurant’s signature pierogies, cabbage rolls, a wedge salad, borscht soup and tempura cauliflower. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "UFC president Dana White hits up Houston restaurant Riel for dinner," 2 Dec. 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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The first known use of borscht was in 1828

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13 Jul 2020

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“Borscht.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of borscht

: a soup made mainly of beets

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