\ 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 The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, an obviously personal event for Fedorenko, prompted Molina to add borscht to the menu. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 Below, the underground passageway smelled of urine and body odor and the borscht being ladled out by volunteers. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 After Russia invaded, the cafe’s owners poured money into making 300 free servings of borscht a day for Lviv’s soldiers, said Yuliya Levytsko, a manager. New York Times, 25 July 2022 After an enthusiastic meeting, Rose decided to replace his French chef with the young immigrant, who now spends a portion of his days filling a huge soup pot with the ingredients for borscht with veal spareribs. Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 Albina has showered the family with her cooking and baking, including borscht, Easter breads, and crepes, and looks at Michelle as a second mom. Diane Herbst, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 Russia has claimed its beet-heavy borscht as one of several national dishes, but in Ukraine, where the soup has been documented much earlier, borsch is considered the national dish. New York Times, 16 May 2022 Green borscht is made with sorrel and is popular in the summer. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 13 May 2022 Immigrants to the United States from borscht-making regions have also made the recipe their own. Julian Duplain And Karina Tsui, Anchorage Daily News, 1 July 2022 See More

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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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“Borscht.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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