Definition of borscht
: a soup made primarily of beets and served hot or cold often with sour cream
Recent Examples of borscht from the Web
There is hot borscht and many varieties of dumplings, including some made with fried liver, carrots and onions.
Russian cuisine remained mired in a Soviet-era bog of potatoes and borscht.
Schoolchildren in Nagato, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s hometown, ate borscht and piroshki in honor of Mr. Putin’s trip to hot spring baths there.
The menu is American, with Asian touches, featuring dishes like roasted bone marrow, grilled chicken wings, hamachi tartare, seared duck breast and borscht, some prepared on a special charcoal grill.
Recent guests were treated to vodka shots and cold borscht, while loudspeakers blared old communist hymns.
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Origin and Etymology of borscht
Yiddish borsht & Ukrainian & Russian borshch
First Known Use: 1828See Words from the same year
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Definition of borscht for English Language Learners
: a soup made mainly of beets
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