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also borsht  (bôrsht) or borsch (bôrsh)
A beet soup served hot or cold, usually with sour cream.

[Yiddish borsht, from Russian borshch, cow parsnip (the original base of the soup), borscht.]
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Noun1.borsht - a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundationborsht - a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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Think cottage cheese blintzes, latkes (originally made from curd cheese, according to Marks), borsht with sour cream--all the foods that kept Tevye the Dairyman in business.
Behan and Borsht Belt entertainers had other tricks up their sleeves, too.
who cooked rotten animals lung heart feet tail borsht & tortillas dreaming of the pure vegetable kingdom, who plunged themselves under meat trucks looking for an egg, who threw their watches off the roof to cast their ballot for Eternity outside of Time, & alarm clocks fell on their heads every day for the next decade, who cut their wrists three times successively unsuccessfully, gave up and were forced to open antique stores where they thought they were growing old and cried .
The police chief is a fatherly figure with a stock of white hair and moustache (both allowed to grow longer than those of his underlings) and his household a preserve of steaming hot borsht and joyously screaming youngsters.
But if that were so, why were borsht, a distinctly Russian beet soup, and mozzarella salad (aka ensalada Caprese at your finer Italian restaurants) listed as well?
The Sun Belt, the Bible Belt, the Frost Belt, the Grain Belt, the Cotton Belt, the Borsht Belt--all describe distinctive qualities about their respective regions.