kvass

noun
\ ˈkväs How to pronounce kvass (audio) , ˈkfäs How to pronounce kvass (audio) \

Definition of kvass

: a slightly alcoholic beverage of eastern Europe made from fermented mixed cereals and often flavored

Examples of kvass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith talked about a woman who had diverticulitis and suffered for nine years until Smith’s beet kvass gave her the relief nothing else could. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "Phoenix company delivers local, fermented foods and products to doorsteps amid pandemic," 1 Oct. 2020 Then the kitchen, the refrigerator empty save for a tub of sour cream and a two-liter bottle of kvass. Daniel Mason, The Atlantic, "For the Union Dead," 6 Apr. 2020 Farm 779 is joining the growing lineup of vendors at the market with ferments, kombucha and kvass. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Fresh seafood, new vendors are cropping up at Anchorage markets," 13 June 2018 Also check the alcohol content — some kvasses have scant amounts and others can have 3 to 4 percent alcohol content, nearly as much as a light beer. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "Move over, quinoa. Kvass and celtuce are the hot new health foods," 12 Apr. 2019 Farm 779 will have coconut kefirs, fermented krauts, kvass, kombucha, keto snacks and food-grade body products at the Thursday market. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Spenard Farmers Market kicks off this weekend; here’s what will be there," 16 May 2018 Other vendors include Drool Central, with treats and meals for dogs; Arctic Choice Seafoods; Farm 779 with flower starts and fermented foods, including beet kvass and krauts; Butcher Block Number 9; Far North Fungi; and Beach Tribe Soda Works. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "South Anchorage and downtown markets open this week for the season," 9 May 2018 And Meer also will have krauts, kvass, kombucha and coconut kefirs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Muldoon Farmers Market finds new home in a new neighborhood park," 20 June 2018 Farm 779 will have coconut kefirs and reductions, krauts, kvass, kombucha, ketogenic snacks and cookies. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmon fishing season got you down? Here are locals who can help fill your freezer," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of kvass

circa 1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kvass

Russian kvas

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“Kvass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kvass. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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