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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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(bɔːʃt) ,




(Cookery) a Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
[C19: from Russian borshch]
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also borsch


any of various E European soups made with beets.
[1880–85; < Yiddish borsht; compare Ukrainian, Russian borshch]
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Noun1.borscht - a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundationborscht - 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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The modern Russian-European restaurant previously had a location in Queens where it served classics such as borscht, lamb chops and potato pancakes for more than 10 years.
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borscht I cooked and about a tablespoon of good cheer.
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