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A Russian fermented beverage similar to beer, made from rye or barley.

[Russian kvas, from Old Russian kvasŭ.]


(kvɑːs) ,




(Brewing) an alcoholic drink of low strength made in Russia and E Europe from cereals and stale bread
[C16: from Russian kvas; related to Old Slavic kvasĭ yeast, Latin cāseus cheese]


(kvɑs, kwɑs)

a Russian drink with a low alcoholic content made from fermented cereal or bread.
[1545–55; < Russian kvas]
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Noun1.kvass - fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
brew, brewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
Russia, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR - a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
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While the service was proceeding in the Cathedral of the Assumption- it was a combined service of prayer on the occasion of the Emperor's arrival and of thanksgiving for the conclusion of peace with the Turks- the crowd outside spread out and hawkers appeared, selling kvas, gingerbread, and poppyseed sweets (of which Petya was particularly fond), and ordinary conversation could again be heard.
Caracteristicas: UPS de 10 KVAs de la serie online sin tiempo de transferencia a baterias con salidas de 120/208 VCA brindan un respaldo de energia de 7000 watts, cuenta con pantalla LCD que muestra el estado y las opciones de control del ups.
Company has two brands: Kisel Rusky Produkt and Kvas Rusky Suchoy.
They adore eating the special Russian food such as shaslik (made of lamb, onion, and moscada nuts mixed together for twelve hours) and piroj (bread with cabbage jam filling), and they drink kvas (a beverage made of fermented honey and water) and watch traditional dances performed by the local group Kalinka.
The family bakes its own bread and Sterligov and Lena, his wife of some 17 years, drink milk from their own cows, and kvas, an evil-sounding alcoholic brew made from fermented black rye bread flavoured with birch-tree sap (can it taste worse than retsina, one wonders?
2 litres beef or chicken stock 150ml beetroot kvas or the liquid from pickled beetroot salt and freshly ground black pepper soured cream, garnished with snipped fresh chives or springs of dive to serve
Marschang P, Sandhofer A, Ritsch A, Fiser I, Kvas E, Patsch JR.
Les ouvriers travailleraient jour et nuit, par roulements, en etant approvisionnes sans compter en kvas, une boisson russe legerement alcoolisee, et en vodka a l'occasion pour les heros du travail dans leurs rangs.
For a few kopecks street vendors sold pies and blini, kalachi (white rolls), fried buckwheat kasha, or smoked sturgeon with horseradish and vinegar, to be washed down with hot sbiten' (a mead drink spiced with cardamom and nutmeg) in the winter and kvas (Russia's national nonalcoholic drink, made from rye bread fermented with sugar) in the summer.