Etymology
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borscht (n.)

"Russian soup made with beets and cabbage," 1884, from Russian 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" (also known as the Yiddish Alps) is by 1938.

updated on July 15, 2017

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Definitions of borscht from WordNet

borscht (n.)
a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation;
Synonyms: borsch / borsh / borsht / borshch / bortsch
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