borscht

noun
\ 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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The Polish Fall Bazaar serves up pierogi, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, borscht, pastries and Polish beer Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, along with books, crafts, Polish crystal and Christmas ornaments. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Ready or not, holiday bazaars get started this weekend," 31 Oct. 2018 Located up a narrow staircase off the Malecón, its walls were covered with ironic Soviet posters, and the menu offered borscht, dumplings and blinis. Tony Perrottet, WSJ, "A Weirdly Fascinating Cold-War Tour of Havana," 20 Nov. 2018 During the first weekend of October, the Dingle Food Festival features everything from Russian borscht to kangaroo skewers in a huge and impressive celebration of food. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "In Ireland, a growing menu of culinary delights," 21 Aug. 2018 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, OregonLive.com, "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

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of borscht

: a soup made mainly of beets

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