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[bawrsht] /bɔrʃt/
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),
[bawrsh, bawrshch] /bɔrʃ, bɔrʃtʃ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of borscht
1880-85; < Yiddish borsht; compare Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian borshch soup with red beets as ingredient; or directly < East Slavic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Teacups of borscht and tiny devilled quails' eggs went around on trays.
British Dictionary definitions for borscht


a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
Word Origin
C19: from Russian borshch
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Word Origin and History for borscht

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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