\ˈbȯrsh(t) \
variants: or borsch

Definition of borscht 

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

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Dima finished his borscht and saw that my grandmother had put water on to boil. Keith Gessen, Longreads, "My Brother Comes to Moscow," 10 July 2018 The beetroot soup known as borscht is actually a traditionally Polish and Ukrainian dish, but expect to find it all over Russia. James Ellingworth, Fox News, "Dining Russian-style at the World Cup," 7 June 2018 Dine on beet borscht soup or housemade pastries at Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse & Bookstore, then peruse their selection of Russian-themed souvenirs. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 The episode ended with Philip -- now back in the KGB fold, despite his misgivings -- calling Elizabeth to warn her in cryptic terms that the borscht had hit the fan. Kristi Turnquist,, "How should 'The Americans,' one of TV's best dramas, end?," 30 May 2018 Spicy Georgian stews, juicy Ukrainian borscht and even Mongolian lamb dumplings are all on offer. Washington Post, "WORLD CUP: Moscow a vast and varied destination," 12 May 2018 To start, cold borscht is sounding mighty fine with the temperature ticking up, and pierogi made in-house are a great option. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Where to eat for Arizona Restaurant Week? Best places to go in Phoenix May 18-27," 16 May 2018 Best and strangest of all is the borscht Martini—beet vodka and dill vodka, sprinkled with Himalayan pink salt and crushed herbs, a pungent, tangy punch in a frosty glass. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, "Russian Music and Refreshments at Anyway Café," 21 Apr. 2018 Beni made borscht, while Mikey served shrimp tacos. Tracy Swartz,, "Clarendon Hills contestant makes 'MasterChef Junior' history," 20 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of borscht

: a soup made mainly of beets

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