borshch

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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