American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A beet soup served hot or cold, usually with sour cream.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a Russian soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation, and often served with sour cream. Also, as used in the U.S., a sour cabbage soup, called in Russian
- n. a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation
- 1884 or 1808. Yiddish באָרשט (borsht), from Russian or Ukrainian борщ (boršč). (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish borsht, from Russian borshch, cow parsnip (the original base of the soup), borscht. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He advocates taking the word "borscht" out of the equation altogether.”
“I understand if you don't like beets by themselves, but good borscht is one of the best soups around.”
“I think of pletzlach as a close to ideal companion for mushroom barley soup, ukrainain borscht, or any other hearty whole meal type soup.”
“Calling this beetroot soup a Polish classic is as inflammatory as an evening on the sliwowica – for a start, the name we generally know it by in this country, borscht, is Russian.”
“Your beet soup or "borscht", as my husband's people call it, looks and sounds incredible.”
“He will be very surprised that I made it, since I normally do not like the "borscht" that his mother makes.”
“Exclude words that are still used to refer only to Russian things, such as borscht, ruble, or samovar.”
“Mrs. Anders had insisted on pronouncing "borscht" the way it was spelled, sounding out the silent "t," and no matter how often he said it correctly, she refused to vary her pronunciation.”
“Load your tray with traditional Polish foods, such as borscht or pierogis, pay the cashier and do a double-take when you realize how little you spent.”
“It was a warm April afternoon -- the kind of afternoon that said, "Kick off your shoes, pick up the Talmud, pour yourself a cup of borscht with a dollop of sour cream, and wile the day away.”
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