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borscht

[bawrsht] /bɔrʃt/
noun
1.
any of various eastern European soups made with beets, cabbage, potatoes, or other vegetables and served hot or chilled, often with sour cream.
Also, borsch
[bawrsh] /bɔrʃ/ (Show IPA),
borshch
[bawrsh, bawrshch] /bɔrʃ, bɔrʃtʃ/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of borscht
1880-1885
1880-85; < Yiddish borsht; compare Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian borshch soup with red beets as ingredient; or directly < East Slavic
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  • I shall not go to church, though honest old Clara Petroffskovna may stare and cross herself in holy horror, and spoil the borsch.

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for borsch

borscht

/bɔːʃt/
noun
1.
a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
Word Origin
C19: from Russian borshch
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Word Origin and History for borsch

borscht

n.

1884, from Russian borshch "cow parsnip," which was an original recipe ingredient. Borscht belt "region of predominantly Jewish resorts in and around the Catskill Mountains of New York" (also known as the Yiddish Alps) is by 1938.

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