borscht

[bawrsht]
noun
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] , borshch [bawrsh, bawrshch] .


Origin:
1880–85; < Yiddish borsht; compare Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian borshch soup with red beets as ingredient; or directly < East Slavic

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borscht, borsch or borshch (bɔːʃt, bɔːʃ, bɔːʃtʃ)
 
n
a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
 
[C19: from Russian borshch]
 
borsch, borsch or borshch
 
n
 
[C19: from Russian borshch]
 
borshch, borsch or borshch
 
n
 
[C19: from Russian borshch]

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borscht
1884, from Rus. 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" is 1930s.
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borscht

beet soup of the Slavic countries. Although borsch is important in Russian and Polish cuisines, the Ukraine is frequently cited as its place of origin. Borsches are eaten hot or cold; some are clear and light, others thick and substantial.

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Example sentences
Within minutes, he was spewing borscht all over his blue spacesuit.
And no administrators are bumbling boneheads with borscht for brains.
Try these alternate preparations that have nothing to do with pickling or
  borscht.
There was a time when it was no simple matter to get, say, a bowl of borscht on
  this street.
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